Medusa was one of the three Gorgons, daughters of Phorcys and Ceto, sisters of the Graeae, Echidna, and Ladon – all dreadful and fearsome beasts. A beautiful mortal, Medusa was the exception in the family, until she incurred the wrath of Athena, either due to her boastfulness or because of an ill-fated love affair with Poseidon.Transformed into a vicious monster with snakes for hair, she was ...
Medusa is one of the three daughters of Gaea, the goddess of the earth, and Oceanus, the god of the ocean. Of the three siblings, only Medusa is a mortal. Together, the three daughters are known as the Gorgons. Before being cursed by Athena, Medusa was lovely.
Written by GreekBoston.com in Greek Mythology Comments Off on How Medusa in Greek Mythology Turned Into a Monster. Medusa is one of the Gorgon Sisters in Greek mythology and is always depicted as being a monster. It has been said that her hair was made of venomous snakes and one glance into her eyes can turn anyone to stone.
The snake-headed, petrifying image of Medusa is instantly recognizable in popular culture. The Medusa myth has enjoyed a renaissance since the story was featured in the "Clash of the Titans" movies in 1981 and 2010, and "Percy Jackson and the Olympians," also in 2010, where Medusa is portrayed by actress Uma Thurman.
In Greek mythology, Medusa (/ m ɪ ˈ dj uː z ə,-s ə /; Μέδουσα "guardian, protectress") also called Gorgo, was one of the three monstrous Gorgons, generally described as winged human females with living venomous snakes in place of hair.Those who gazed into her eyes would turn to stone.Most sources describe her as the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto, although the author Hyginus makes ...
Medusa prayed to Athena for guidance and forgiveness. After all, in those days, the gods claimed their mates as their partner forever, and Medusa was now Poseidon's wife. Athena looked down in anger and cursed Medusa for betraying her. Medusa was sent to a faraway island and was cursed so that no man would want her.
Medusa’s Famous Encounter With Perseus. It seems that Medusa’s fate was sealed once she was cursed. While little is written of her life, probably because no one survived an encounter with her, we do have the story of her death. On a boast, Perseus sought Medusa out to vanquish her once and for all. He made the boast to impress a king who ...
Medusa was not cursed by Aphrodite. She was cursed by Athena. Medusa, in Ovid's telling of the tale, was a beautiful young woman, possibly a priestess of Athena. Poseidon was so enraptured by her ...
Medusa is the daughter of Phorkys and Keto. She is the only one of the three sisters known as Gorgons that was born a mortal. Medusa was once very beautiful but she was cursed by Athena. The godess Athena gave her snakes for hair ,and made her so ugly that anyone that stared at her turned to stone. Medusa desired revenge on Athena.
Poseidon was enamored by Medusa’s beauty, and Medusa returned the same feelings. Medusa and Poseidon engaged in a love affair and would have two children together, but not before Athena discovered the illicit affair. When Athena discovered the affair, she was enraged and immediately cursed Medusa by taking away her beauty.