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"Medusa" CARAVAGGIO. One of my favorites that we learned about in art history. He's insane

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In Greek mythology Medusa ("guardian, protectress")[1] was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a hideous human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazing directly into her eyes would turn onlookers to stone. Most sources describe her as the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto,[2] though the author Hyginus (Fabulae, 151) interposes a generation and gives Medusa another chthonic pair as parents.

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medusa Once a beautiful woman Medusa was raped by Posidon. Athena changed her into a Gorgon as punishment. She was later murdered.

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In Greek mythology Medusa was a Gorgon, a chthonic female monster & a daughter of Phorcys & Ceto. In a late version of the Medusa myth, related by the Roman poet Ovid, Medusa was originally a beautiful maiden, “the jealous aspiration of many suitors” & priestess in Athena’s temple. But because Poseidon raped her in Athena’s temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa’s beautiful hair to serpents & made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn men to stone.

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from Playbuzz

Which Mythological Greek Villain Are You?

Which Mythological Greek Villain Are You?>> AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH why does she look pretty?

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from Lists World

25 Greek Mythology Creatures

Medusa... ;}

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Medusa was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a hideous human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazing directly upon her would turn onlookers to stone. Most sources describe her as the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto,

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Medusa, seeing herself as she once was rather than what she was made into. (I like this, it really captures the tragedy of Medusa's fate. Catching Athena's attention was a dangerous thing if you weren't a strapping hero! She didn't seem to like her own gender much at all!)

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from Living x Design

Story Book and Tiny Cottages

The 12 Dancing Princesses by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini - I love pretty art from books!

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