Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Sebastiano del Piombo

  • Birth of Adonis

     George Dunea In his version of an ancient Greek myth, Ovid tells what he calls the horrible story of Myrrha developing an incestuous passion for her father, the king of Cyprus. After becoming pregnant, she flees to escape punishment and appeals to the gods to take pity on her. She is transformed into a myrrh…