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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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Medusa was originally a ravishingly beautiful maiden, “the jealous aspiration of many suitors,” but because Poseidon had raped her in Athena’s temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa’s beautiful hair to serpents and made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn onlookers to stone. She was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who was sent to fetch her head by King Polydectes of Seriphus. #myth

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In a late version of the Medusa myth, related by the Roman poet Ovid (Metamorphoses 4.770) Medusa was originally a ravishingly beautiful maiden, "the jealous aspiration of many suitors," but because Poseidon had raped her in Athena's temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa's beautiful hair to serpents and made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn onlookers to stone.

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Medusa: In Greek mythology Medusa was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a hideous human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazing directly into her eyes would turn onlookers to stone. Most sources describe her as the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto. Medusa was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. #myth

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They maybe warriors,but gorgons know honor.the train to fight and respect the gorgon and night realm rules.

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Medusa, seeing herself as she once was rather than what she was made into. (I like this, it really captures the tragedy of Medusa's fate. Catching Athena's attention was a dangerous thing if you weren't a strapping hero! She didn't seem to like her own gender much at all!)

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https://photography-classes-workshops.blogspot.com/ #Photography tumblr_og54seWhWT1ss5mxuo2_400.jpg (332×332)

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Comparing Myths/Legends: Greek Myth Medusa vs. No-Faced Doll- 4th-6th

Greek Mythology and Native American legends may seem like the two very different genres, with little to no similarities, but you'd be wrong! This project asks students to compare myths and legends from two very different cultures, finding both the similarities and differences.

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Perseo con la cabeza de Medusa escultura en Florencia - Italia. En ella encontramos un relato temporal, cuenta una escena de la mitología romana dónde Perseo corta la cabeza a Medusa. Técnica sustractiva y directa.

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