In one myth reported by the Greek poet Pindar (517–438 BCE), Medusa was a beautiful mortal woman who one day went to Athena's temple to worship. stream Athena then sent Medusa with her hair of snakes to live with the blind monsters, the gorgon sisters, at the end of the earth, so that no innocent people would be turned to stone at the sight of her by accident. 'hope this would enlighten you. Her hair thickened into hissing snakes and body turned into a snake. The more common version is by the Roman poet Ovid. 2 0 obj Believing in Athena's righteousness, and as her follower, she ran to the temple and seek refuge from Athena. Medusa was known for her beautiful hair, a goddess look face, gentleness, and good heart. On Tuesday, she commented the blacksmith's son that her eyes are greener than Aegean sea. She says to other people she is the most prettiest out of everyone in the whole wide world. Medusa tried to point out that her beauty was an inspiration to those around her and that she made their lives better by simply looking so lovely, but Athena silenced her with an angry wave. Unfortunately, Medusa was very proud of her beauty and thought or spoke of little else. (The user submitted story below is similar to one version of the Medusa myth. endobj Medusa was a priestess to the goddess Athena, the virgin goddess of wisdom and battle. On Wednesday, she boasted to the public that her lips are redder than the reddest rose in the world. %PDF-1.5 On learning that Metis’ next child may overthrow him, Zeus swallowed his first wife who was already pregnant with Athens. It was Medusa's first time going to the Parthenon. Medusa there is more to life than beauty alone you see." 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Latest comments: Name: Zykerria 27th November 2016 It was good Name: Lola 26th November 2016 thanks this is really useful ! �#bH&Ba�I w���,�Yi On and on Medusa went about her beauty to anyone and everyone who stopped long enough to hear her. Medusa was stunningly beautiful with luscious hair and was often compared to Athena… She was a very kind and she obeyed her Greek gods and goddesses. As even he couldn’t bear them, Hephaestus struck him with his axe and – lo and behold! One requirement to be a priestess for Athena is that the young woman must be a virgin and give her life to the goddess. 3 0 obj stream When the time came, Zeus started feeling tremendous headaches. You can find out more about this here. She was a very kind and she obeyed her Greek gods and goddesses.