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Snake Haired Medusas, Vagina Dentatas, and Celtic Green Men: How ‘In God We Trust’ Functions as a Cultural Scare Mask

What is it about scare masks?—whether as manifested as Medusa in ancient Greece, or the Green Man in Celtic culture, it seems that the scare mask put over a door, or on a wall, is designed to: defend from outsiders … Continue reading

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