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This is a tribute to my favourite character from Greek mythology ever. Her story is so sad, but I just wanna give that woman a hug for all she has to go through. I hate Poiseidon's guts.
If you don't know the story:
Medusa was once a human woman, desired by many men for her unsurpassed beauty, including one man she could not deny: Poiseidon. However, she was a priestess of Athena, sworn to virginity. Once, while she was in the temple of Athena, Poiseidon entered and stole from her her virginity. Medusa was punished for being raped in the temple of Athena and disgracing her duties as a priestess. She was turned into an ugly hag, a Gorgon. Her long, dark locks were changed into a writhing, squirming mass of snakes, and she was banished to never see another living being again.
Medusa, here's to you, from those of us who love you. :')
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humpingjellyfish Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
my friends and i did a short play called "medusa's tale" written by carol s lashof it was graphic...my friend was medusa, i was athena, my friend was perseus and the other female friend was posiedon. the rape scene was weird. poor medusa, i think athena had to spite medusa because her temple was most sacred to her. i know it wasnt medusas fault but she shouldnt have talked to posiedon, for "its foolish pride for mortal girls to have no fear of the gods"...silly athena
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Choryunami Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had already started to think that ancient greek gods were only a bunch of horrible, crazy, maniac creatures even worse than human beings, then I discovered the real Medusa's story and I swore my eternal hatred to them. ^^; Why the "WISE" Athena had to punish the poor Medusa when she was the victim?!? This just disgusted me way too much. -_-
And if possible, it made me love Medusa even more. :aww:
I'm with you in the Medusa fan club! ^^ And very nice pic!
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OnlyMidnightKnows Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! So I'm not alone in thinking this!
And thank you! :)
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Choryunami Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely not! And you're welcome! ;-)
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LordSia Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
If you haven't heard it, look up Heather Dale's song "Medusa".
The picture is okay, but lacks detail and depth - somehow, it feels like it has that "something", but doesn't quite manage to present it.
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OnlyMidnightKnows Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Right-o! Thanks :3
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TrueDeathisME Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope the Greek goddess you're talking about is Athena, because, according to mythology, Medusa is a monster and not a goddess.
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OnlyMidnightKnows Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, sorry >.>" me+11:50pm+The Odyssey by Homer = brain fails.
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ScorpionPixels Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome work!!! i really like it :heart:
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OnlyMidnightKnows Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^^
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ScorpionPixels Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome
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