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 »

Memoirs, biographies and autobiographies are all examples of real-life stories. A memoir is defined as a historical account or biography written from personal knowledge or special sources. An autobiography is an account ... More »

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La Llorona, also known as the Weeping Woman, has several variations and is not known to be true. It is a Hispanic legend that dates back to Aztec civilization. Her ghost is said to walk the canals and rivers in Texas, st... 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 »

In some stories of Greek mythology, Medusa is a human whose hair is turned into snakes after she angers the goddess Athena. However, in other versions, Medusa and her two sisters, the gorgons, were born with reptile tres... More »

Many of the gods and goddesses of Greek mythology were related to each other through marriage, shared parentage or both, with almost all of them being connected to Zeus. The 12 major deities of ancient Greek religion, al... More »

Odin is the leader of the gods in Norse mythology and typically described as a seeker of knowledge, while Zeus is the rulers of the gods in Greek mythology and possesses the power to control weather. Zeus wields bolts of... More »