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Which Greek god is your favorite musician?

Medusa

Description: Former beauty who wound up a snake-haired monster whose gaze turned men to stone.
Pop manifestations: Unstable women who upset men, such as Karen O, Pink, Alanis Morissette, Stevie Nicks and Tori Amos. Also, wrecked beauties such as Carlene Carter and Marianne Faithfull. And Michael Jackson, whose gaze turns me to stone.

The Minotaur

Description: Half-man, half-bull creature that devoured youth.
Pop manifestations: Kid "Bull God" Rock.

Pandora

Description: Cause of all the trouble in the world.
Pop manifestations: Courtney Love, Yoko Ono. Don't open their boxes.

Zeus

Description: Lord of the gods, king of kings, master of the universe. Had his pick of the women, and liked to hurl lightning bolts from above at the foolish mortals below.
Pop manifestations: All big boss men: Muddy Waters, Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Ray Charles, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain, Bob Marley, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson -- you get the picture.

You can reach John Nova Lomax at john.lomax@houstonpress.com

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