|The legendary origins and culture of coral
In ancient times, there had been a very charming lady called Medusa. She was so beautiful that God Poseidon ravaged her in the temple of Athena. Unfortunately, her beauty desecrated the temple and caused her punished to be an ugly with snaky-haired head by Athena. From then on, men would become stones by just looking at Medusa¡¯s head. One day, Perseus who is the son of Zeus was sent to fetch Medusa¡¯s head by the King Polydectes of Seriphus. With the help of Athena and Hermes, Perseus successfully cut off Medusa¡¯s head by looking into the mirror when fighting with her. Medusa¡¯s blood dripped into the sea, and sea nyphms gathered and planted the blood under water. Eventually, Medusa¡¯s blood grew into the precious coral.
It is generally thought that the Italian found the coral first, but
according to the latest information, coral pieces were found in the
New Stone Age in Europe about 7,000 years ago. Furthermore, some coral
handcrafts appeared in Babylon and Egypt around the old times.