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Medusa

Medusa

Medusa, a once beautiful Greek maiden who got turned into a monster when Athena caught her and Poseidon courting in one of her temples. She turns mortals into stone when they look in her eyes.

~ Atlas - He Who Holds Up The World ~ As punishment, he was condemned to bear forever on his back the earth and the heavens and on his shoulders the great pillar that separates them.

~ Atlas - He Who Holds Up The World ~ As punishment, he was condemned to bear forever on his back the earth and the heavens and on his shoulders the great pillar that separates them.

Because of her creation of the stars, Varda was the dearest of the Valar to the elves, who called to her for aid from Middle-earth. The Valar are divine beings below a greater, more ultimate Creator, Ilúvatar. Thus some equate the Valar of Middle-earth with saints and angels; thus Varda, in her role as the most loved and prayed-to Vala, may be an equivalent of the Virgin Mary in Tolkien's own Catholic faith.

Because of her creation of the stars, Varda was the dearest of the Valar to the elves, who called to her for aid from Middle-earth. The Valar are divine beings below a greater, more ultimate Creator, Ilúvatar. Thus some equate the Valar of Middle-earth with saints and angels; thus Varda, in her role as the most loved and prayed-to Vala, may be an equivalent of the Virgin Mary in Tolkien's own Catholic faith.

Triteia was, in Greek mythology, the daughter of the Sea-God Triton and Mother of Melanippus by Ares. mythology

Triteia was, in Greek mythology, the daughter of the Sea-God Triton and Mother of Melanippus by Ares. mythology

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