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Another example, this time from mythology.  In the Greek myth of Perseus (the one who killed Medusa), did you know that the princess Andromeda he saves is black?  The same Andromeda who was chained to a rock and almost devoured by a sea monster as punishment for her mother’s boastfulness.  THAT Andromeda.  Yes, Andromeda in the myth is a BLACK WOMAN.  She’s from ETHIOPIA (her father Cephus is brother to the kings of Libya and Egypt).  She’s black.  Heck, Perseus stops in Ethiopia on his way home and ends up saving her there.  So, I did a simple Google image search of ‘Average Ethiopian Woman’.  The image on the left came up; it’s a composite of multiple faces of various Ethiopian women morphed together to form an ‘average’.  Andromeda would historically look like the image on the left.  But check out the images on the right: THAT is how the Ethiopian princess has been portrayed throughout the ages - as a white woman.  In sculpture, paintings, and film she’s almost always portrayed as white.  In fact, I’ve only ever seen two pictures of Andromeda as black, and at the time I didn’t even recognize her because the total whitewashing of her and her culture is so pervasive.  Not only has Andromeda from the myth been whitewashed, her people and culture in the myth have been as well.
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thegoddamazon:

damnlayoffthebleach:

Another example, this time from mythology.  In the Greek myth of Perseus (the one who killed Medusa), did you know that the princess Andromeda he saves is black?  The same Andromeda who was chained to a rock and almost devoured by a sea monster as punishment for her mother’s boastfulness.  THAT Andromeda.  Yes, Andromeda in the myth is a BLACK WOMAN.  She’s from ETHIOPIA (her father Cephus is brother to the kings of Libya and Egypt).  She’s black.  Heck, Perseus stops in Ethiopia on his way home and ends up saving her there.  So, I did a simple Google image search of ‘Average Ethiopian Woman’.  The image on the left came up; it’s a composite of multiple faces of various Ethiopian women morphed together to form an ‘average’.  Andromeda would historically look like the image on the left.  But check out the images on the right: THAT is how the Ethiopian princess has been portrayed throughout the ages - as a white woman.  In sculpture, paintings, and film she’s almost always portrayed as white.  In fact, I’ve only ever seen two pictures of Andromeda as black, and at the time I didn’t even recognize her because the total whitewashing of her and her culture is so pervasive.  Not only has Andromeda from the myth been whitewashed, her people and culture in the myth have been as well.

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    dayum. I think I gotta go check my Medusa myth rewrite to fit this in somewhere. yup. gonna do that.
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    I seriously never knew this.
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    Wake up the history books aren’t shit but a bunch of lies but white people
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