According to the Greek poet Hesiod, Medusa lived on the island of Sarpedon in the Western Ocean near the Hesperides. The historian Herodotus later placed them in Libya. More »

In early versions of her story amongst the Ancient Greeks, Medusa was born as a gorgon, while later in antiquity, she was turned into one by the goddess Athena. In myth, looking at her turned people to stone. Medusa was ... More »

Some fun facts about Perseus are that he was the son of a god and a mortal, he killed the gorgon Medusa and rescued the woman who would become his wife from a sea monster. Perseus had an adventure-filled life and his chi... More »

In Greek mythology, Medusa, the serpent-haired gorgon, was killed by Perseus. Perseus was sent to kill her by the King Polydectes, who was attempting to get Perseus out of the way so he could marry Perseus's mother, Dana... More »

According to Greek mythology, Medusa was an immortal Gorgon monster; however, in later accounts she was described as a beautiful, young girl who was later turned into a monster by Athena who was jealous of her. Medusa is... More »

Though there are several versions of the Medusa myth, there is no mention of her age at death or any other age-related information. In the versions where she is described as being born a mortal, she is described as a you... More »

According to the English Department of Vanderbilt, Medusa was a very beautiful, positive woman in Greek mythology who was raped and beheaded by several different Greek gods. When her head was removed, a Pegasus flew from... More »