Medusa - Wikipedia
The Best Medusa Page on the Web! You see, Poseidon, the Lord of the Sea and brother to Zeus, laid eyes on the gorgeous young woman and immediately. As I mentioned before, I have had relations with the sea god, Poseidon (or as some of you Romans call him, Neptune). He was the ruler of the oceans and the . One day, Poseidon, the god of the Sea and rival to Athena, saw Medusa and decided to humiliate Athena by raping the priestess on the steps of Athena's temple.
I knew this would upset Athena but I was more terrified of Poseidon at the time. I was unable to convince him that he would upset Athena being in her temple alone with me but he did not care. There was only one thing on his mind and that was me. My encounter with Poseidon is something I hate talking about, but it needs to be spoken about. People can blame my looks all they want for what happened to me but I know deep down that this was not entirely my fault.
I was the victim but punished as the villain. Of course Athena caught wind of what was happening in her temple and immediately started yelling, furious with rage. I was frightened and in tears. Poseidon immediately left me there to rot in my misery.
After yelling at me for several minutes, she left. I was relieved but still frightened of what she would do. I had no clue what to expect. A couple of hours had passed.
She made several of the other girls, who were priestess for Athena as well, search for me and bring me to her. You are constantly walking around, taking pride in your good looks.PG SOFT™ - Medusa 美杜莎
You acknowledge your beauty to everyone to the point of their exhaustion and now look what it has initiated. You will no longer possess the beauty you cling to for you now will be the most hideous of creatures to walk this earth!
My eyes turned black while my teeth began to rot. My skin grew loose and clung to my bones. There were three Gorgon sisters, Medusa, Stheno and Euryale.
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They were powerful and had wings, thus were able to fly at terrific speeds. They were described as girded with serpents, gnashing their enormous teeth and vibrating their tongue to horrify their victims. The three Gorgons were said to live in the Western Ocean, in the vicinity of Night and the Hesperides, but later writers place them in Libya. Out of the three sisters, only Medusa was said to be mortal. The other two were deathless. Many students ask me why Medusa was mortal, as opposed to her sisters, who could not be killed.
That detail probably exists so that the hero Perseus could slay her - if Medusa was immortal like her sisters, our hero would not have been able to perform his amazing feat. One look at their faces and you would know why! Even though the ancient Greek vase painters visualized Medusa and her sisters as being born with the form of monsters, Medusa later began to be described as a beautiful, albeit terrifying, woman with venomous snakes as hair. How did this beautiful maiden become such a terrible monster?
Well, it was through no fault of her own! You see, Poseidon, the Lord of the Sea and brother to Zeus, laid eyes on the gorgeous young woman and immediately wanted to possess her. However, Medusa was a chaste woman and wanted nothing to do with Poseidon. The poor woman did her utmost to escape from the determined god, but to no avail, he persisted in his attempt to seduce her.
She finally took refuge in the temple of Athena, hoping that the virgin goddess would protect her, but Poseidon paid no heed to the surroundings and proceeded to have his way with the unwilling victim. To punish Medusa for having had relations inside her temple, Athena transformed her into the beast with the writhing snake hair.
Not fair at all, if you ask me! Here is the ancient poet Ovid's description of the violation and resulting punishment of Medusa: And then for fitting punishment transformed the Gorgo's lovely hair to loathsome snakes.
Minerva [Athena] still, to strike her foes with dread, upon her breastplate wears the snakes she made. Many warriors tried unsuccessfully to slay the monster Medusa, but all were turned to stone inside her lair. The monster's reputation grew with each victim.