In Greek mythology Medusa was a Gorgon, a chthonic female monster & a daughter of Phorcys & Ceto. In a late version of the Medusa myth, related by the Roman poet Ovid, Medusa was originally a beautiful maiden, “the jealous aspiration of many suitors” & priestess in Athena’s temple. But because Poseidon raped her in Athena’s temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa’s beautiful hair to serpents & made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn men to stone. #myth

In Greek mythology Medusa was a Gorgon, a chthonic female monster & a daughter of Phorcys & Ceto. In a late version of the Medusa myth, related by the Roman poet Ovid, Medusa was originally a beautiful maiden, “the jealous aspiration of many suitors” & priestess in Athena’s temple. But because Poseidon raped her in Athena’s temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa’s beautiful hair to serpents & made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn men to stone. #myth

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Greek Myths & Legends; Paintings of Classical Mythology and a brief introduction to Greek & Roman, Mythology featuring contemporary Illustrations by Howard David Johnson

Greek Myths & Legends; Paintings of Classical Mythology and a brief introduction to Greek & Roman, Mythology featuring contemporary Illustrations by Howard David Johnson

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Simon Lee Spiderzero Sculptor Pacific Rim Kaiju Creature Designer Concept Artist - BigBlueTree.com - Creature Designer SpiderZero Big Blue Tree Spider Zero Garage Kit Simon Spiderzero Lee

Simon Lee Spiderzero Sculptor Pacific Rim Kaiju Creature Designer Concept Artist - BigBlueTree.com - Creature Designer SpiderZero Big Blue Tree Spider Zero Garage Kit Simon Spiderzero Lee

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Stunning Ancient Roman Bronze Applique - Bust Medusa - Gorgon 1st Century AD-879

Stunning Ancient Roman Bronze Applique - Bust Medusa - Gorgon 1st Century AD-879

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