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Medusa's Rage

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This is my new try to depict the famous monster of the Greek Mythology. There are two main versions of the myth: one version says that Medusa was born as monster and the  second version says that she was a beautiful young woman with golden curly hair.  She was a fair maiden and priestess of Athena,  devoted to a life of celibacy. However, after being wooed by Poseidon, she forgott about her voes and fell for him. They were cought by Athena and,  for this offense, Medusa was punished
by the goddess in a most terrible manner. Each wavy lock of the beautiful hair that had charmed her husband was changed into a venomous snake; her once gentle, love-inspiring eyes turned into blood-shot, furious orbs, which excited fear and disgust in the mind of the onlooker; whilst her former roseate hue and milk-white skin assumed a loathsome greenish tinge. Seeing herself transformed into such a repulsive creature, Medusa fled her home, never to return. Wandering about, abhorred, dreaded, and shunned by the rest of the world, she turned into a character worthy of her outer appearance. In her despair, she fled to Africa, where, while wandering restlessly from place to place, young snakes dropped from her hair; that is how, according to the ancient Greeks, Africa became a hotbed of venomous reptiles. With the curse of Athena upon her, she turned into stone whomever she gazed upon, till at last, after a life of nameless misery, deliverance came to her in the shape of death, at the hands of Perseus.

Model my own DAZ3D render.
Vampire teeth my own  DAZ3D render (from dragon)
Background pixabay.com/de/sonnenuntergang…
Snakes roy3d.deviantart.com/art/Snake…
Halo alexlexs.deviantart.com/art/46…
Frame violettalestrange.deviantart.c…
Columns jean52.deviantart.com/art/Colo…
Petals amiltarea.deviantart.com/art/P…
Asteroids dagohbert.deviantart.com/art/A…
Planetary Rings dagohbert.deviantart.com/art/P…
Scales jojo-ojoj.deviantart.com/art/F…
Soft brushes www.brusheezy.com/members/1001…
Radial shape mediamilitia.com/radial-pack-5…
Arcane runes brushes redheadstock.deviantart.com/ar…
Texture marcelabolivar.deviantart.com/…


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WhimsicalBlue's avatar
This is gorgeous, you really make great artworks^.^