Medusa was a formidable foe, since her hideous appearance was able to render any onlooker into stone. In some variations of the myth, Medusa was born a monster like her sisters, described as girded with serpents, vibrating tongues, gnashing their teeth, having wings, brazen claws, and enormous teeth.In later myths (mainly in Ovid) Medusa was the only Gorgon to possess snake locks, because they ...
Medusa column bases of Basilica Cistern in Constantinople. The "Rondanini Medusa", a Roman copy of the Gorgoneion on the aegis of Athena; later used as a model for the Gorgon's head in Antonio Canova's marble Perseus with the Head of Medusa (1798–1801) Medusa (oil on canvas) by Leonardo da Vinci
Medusa was one of the Gorgons, sister of Euryale and Stheno; they were daughters of Phorcys and Ceto. Phorcys and his brothers Nereus, Thaumes and Proteus were sea-gods, sons of Pontus and Gaea. They kind of rank somewhere under the Titan Oceanus,...
Chief of the Gorgons, Medusa was the serpent-headed monster of Greek mythology whose hideous appearance turned men into stone. Originally a fair maiden, she was violated by Poseidon in a temple of the goddess Athena, and Athena then punished her by transforming her into an ugly monster with snakes for hair.
The Horrible Day when Medusa was Born! birkdale village, canada It was October 31st 1808 and their lived a very old women named Sarah. The legend has it that every Halloween, the town of Isreal would throw a baby in the bonfire they had. Sadly Sarah decided to bring her baby to the bonfire, not even thinking that she could have her very own ...
In ancient Greek mythology, Medusa is the most famous of three monstrous sisters known as the Gorgons. The earliest known record about the story of Medusa and the Gorgons can be found in Hesiod’s Theogony.According to this ancient author, the three sisters, Sthenno, Euryale, and Medusa, were the children of Phorcys and Ceto and lived “beyond famed Oceanus at the world’s edge hard by ...
so, medusa was born in some cave deep down in Greece, where all the other gorgons lived. and the myth that she was turned ugly is not true. she was born that way. you see, medusa was the nerdy girl who nobody liked in school, but then she got a major crush on poseidon. poseidon was on the football team, and he was going out with one of medusas sisters, and when medusa found out, she dropped ...
Poseidon and Perseus. It wasn’t always like that. Medusa – the only mortal among the Gorgon sisters – was also distinguished from them by the fact that she alone was born with a beautiful face. Ovid especially praises the glory of her hair, “most wonderful of all her charms.” The great sea god Poseidon seems to have shared this admiration, for once he couldn’t resist the temptation ...
According to the oldest stories, Medusa and her sisters, Stheno and Euryale, were children of Phorcys and his sister Ceto, ancient marine deities. The three of them were born in monstrous form. However, in the fifth century BC, artists begin to depict Medusa as terrifying, but beautiful.
Perseus had no horse to give, so he asked Polydectes to name the gift; he would not refuse it. Polydectes held Perseus to his rash promise and demanded the head of the only mortal Gorgon, Medusa, whose gaze turned people to stone. Ovid's account of Medusa's mortality tells that she had once been a woman, vain of her beautiful hair.