In Greek mythology, Medusa was one of the Gorgons. She was so ugly that anyone looking directly at her would turn to stone. There are variations in the legend. One legend has that Medusa was defeated when Perseus made her look at her own reflection, turning her to stone; another states Perseus cut ...more|
From: Dale Ribbons
, 237 months, post #1 |
I've read that after Perseus cut off Medusa's head, he used it to
turn the monstrous Kraken into stone. The Kraken then became an
, 228 months, post #2 |
Another version is that Medusa Gorgon (Gorgon is her last name) and
Poseidon had sex in a temple of Athena (greek name). To punish
them, Athena turned Medusa into a horrible monster whose gaze turns
onlookers to stone (the interpretation that all Gorgons are like
that is wrong, her sisters, fueled by hate of Athena, turned
themselves into humans with claws and wings, to guard Medusa from
invaders). Poseidon was turned to stone, but, being a god, just
turned himself back and ran when Medusa turned away.|
, 201 months, post #3 |
Perseus also did the same thing to Atlas, who turned into a
mountain, and a party of people which included his father (who
disowned his mother because an Oracle said his grandson would kill
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