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Medusa (Greek: Μέδουσα (Médousa), "guardian, protectress") was a monstrous chthonic female character; gazing upon her would turn onlookers to stone. She was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon, until giving it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. In classical antiquity and today, the image of the head of Medusa finds expression in the evil-averting device known as the Gorgoneion. She also has two gorgon sisters. The three Gorgon sisters — Medusa, Stheno, and Euryale — were children of Typhon and Echidna, in each case chthonic monsters from an archaic world.

In a late version of the Medusa myth, related by the Roman poet 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 by the "Lord of the Sea" Poseidon in Athena's temple, the enraged goddess transformed her beautiful hair to serpents and she made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn a man to stone.

A old draw for Myths & Legends TCG... this pic was a bit more special, cause i LOVE castlevania and more than the myth, forme she is one of the big boss of the game XD,lol, sry... also, is inspired in one of the movie character who scared me the most when i was a kid (lol), the Medusa from Clash of the titans OMFG, i cant take it away from my nightmares XD stop motion rocks over CG.

Photoshop CS/Intuos/7 hours and a half/music: bloody tears-castlevania (haha, sry,when i sit to draw this pic, this song was stucked in my head XD, for every castlevania fan this song is THE SONG!!... btw, castlevania IV is still my favorite on the saga :p)

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Listen to the song Medusa while looking at this picture. I guarantee it'll give you chills.

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I always felt sad for Medusa, given her tragic story.

Anthrolover72's avatar
ikr, she gets screwed literally and figuratively for something that wasnt her fault.

Also i heard that Poseidon or whoever fell lin love with her originally loved seeing her eyes so that was how she got her petrifying gaze.
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It was Poseidon who lusted over Madusa's eyes and body. She was a priestess or at least a worshipper of Athena, who was jealous of her beauty and her eyes. And after Poseidon raped Medusa in the temple of Athena, where she sought refuge against from the Sea God's advances, the Goddess punished her out of jealousy and for letting Poseidon rape her in her own temple.

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wow, i knew greek gods were usually dicks but geez.
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At least they give you more liberty in everything than certain current religions I will not name. Plus people of Antic Grece had a waaaaayy different thinking than ours. It was also harsher to live. But the Gods are more like unstoppable natural forces, so it is normal that they don't consider us. But I rather believe in them than in a dead crucified carpenter who tells me I have to join his sect to be saved.

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this drawing is awesome!
Rodweil's avatar
hello, can we use your caractere inside a little video?
kaburninator's avatar
sexy but deadly!
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Sword heads up bitch
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A new deviant thought when I commented on your art they thought I didn't like it but for the most part super bad means awesome. Just wanted you to know so I can clear up any misunderstandings
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Awesome work dude... Can I use your image for a Web Page about folklore that i am doing? I would cite all your work in the credits and link back in the description, that's for sure!!
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In my opinion this looks amazing! But I still respect your opinion and do not mean to offend anyone.
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No Im saying awesome in other words dear. It is amazing and I meant no disrespect.
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No no no darling bad meaning awesome I mean it looks super to me and I'm sorry for the misunderstanding
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looks like jillian michaels
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i don't think that's what she looked like.
satyrbones's avatar
she didn't exist in the first place xd
Anthrolover72's avatar
you dont know that lol
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Greeks really got scared the first time they saw someone with dreadlocks =p that they got petrified in fear, hence the myth.
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if that is actually how it went thatd honestly be funny but cmon ITS A SNAKE BABE!
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