HYDRA AND WORMS
In Greek mythology, the Lernean Hydra was an ancient nameless serpent-like water beast.
It possessed reptilian traits with many heads (for each head cut off, two more would grow) and a poisonous breath, so virulent that even her tracks were deadly.
Its lair was the lake of Lerna. Beneath the waters was an entrance to the Underworld and the Hydra was its guardian.
Hydra was the offspring of Typhon and Echidna, both were the noisome offspring of the earth Goddess Gaia.
In this painting it represents the actors of the inquisition, who, with the help of the worms (the aristocracy) stole the possessions of those who were convicted by this same inquisition
painted in 1971, 30X20 CM
Reproductions of this painting are available in sizes:
14 cm x 21 cm plain 25€
14 cm x 21 cm framed 35€
27 cm x 40 cm plain 50€
27 cm x 40 cm framed 70€