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About Medusa

persenMedusa in Greek mythology was the most prominent of the three Gorgons. Medusa had snakes on her head instead of hair, and every living person who saw her eyes turned immediately to stone.

Medusa was originally a ravishingly beautiful maiden priestess in Athena's temple, but when she and the "Lord of the Sea" Poseidon lay together in Athena's temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa's beautiful hair to serpents and made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn onlookers to stone.

Perseus eventually managed to defeat Medusa by cutting off her terrible head and then forcing Medusa to see her own reflection in his shield, whereupon she turned to stone. Medusa had two immortal sisters, Stheno and Euryale, who could petrify people. After killing Medusa, Perseus used her head to petrify a monster, as a result sea ​​god Poseidon's desire to take revenge on the people would devour a princess. Perseus did the monster look Medusa in the face, whereupon petrifiering followed.

Giant Atlas asked to see Medusa's severed head when he wanted to turn into stone. When Atlas saw the severed head was turned and he also became the Atlas Mountains. Medusa is the mother of Pegasus' the winged horse. "Pegasus was born when Medusa's blood was mixed with sea foam, a birth which is strongly reminiscent of Aphrodite.