View Full Version : Medusa ( greek / folklore )

October 6th, 2009, 10:03 PM
Anyone believe in medusa..?

I def , do ..I've always been fasinated by Medusa and the stories of how looking at her , turns you to stone for eternity..

is just a very fasinating tale..

October 6th, 2009, 11:50 PM
is just a very fasinating tale..

I've always been fascinated with her in regard to the birth of Pegasus. I read once in a biography that Joseph Campbell would use the analogy of Medusa and Pegasus to tell people about creativity. I.E. Cut your head off to give birth (to ideas.)

Great stuff.

February 2nd, 2010, 04:04 PM
I dont know too much on her, but i do know that she was beautiful till Posiedon raped her. I think Athena turned her into The gorgon. i cant remember why though.

Corvis Canis Latrans
February 2nd, 2010, 04:08 PM

In a late version of the Medusa myth, related by the Roman poet Ovid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovid) (Metamorphoses 4.770), Medusa was originally a beautiful maiden, "the jealous aspiration of many suitors," priestess in Athena's temple, but when she was raped, or seduced, by the "Lord of the Sea" Poseidon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poseidon) in Athena (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athena)'s temple, the enraged virgin goddess transformed her beautiful hair to serpents and made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn a man to stone. In Ovid's telling, Perseus describes Medusa's punishment by Athena as just and well-deserved.

That's one version.

In another I read, she was a willing partner and Athena was enraged because of the disrespect to her temple.

February 2nd, 2010, 04:10 PM