Faustus Crow illustration: The Daughters of Leos

Lucy Fidelis illustration: ama Chiba Moe
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The self-sacrifice of three noble young women saves Athens from plague and famine.

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This is Faustus Crow’s vision of the sacrifice of the daughters of Leos, a piece of Greek mythology they don’t normally teach you about in school, but one cited by the minister in Bait to illustrate the heroism of the three sacrificed women in that story: see the re-numbered Page 83 of Bait. Erosarts’s re-imagining of that scene is straightforward. Here Faustus Crow’s is figurative (consider, for example, the allegorical figures of plague and famine the background from which Athens is to be delivered by the daughters’ sacrifice). You can spend a lot of time hunting for other occult detail here, and I encourage you to do so.

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