Sorry for the resubmit ^^, I had to correct a few things and I wanted to add some texture on it as well and I think 1 picture per day is enough XD I'm trying to stick to 1 pic a day for this week at least > .<
This painting is about medusa who meets a blind man who didn't mind her appearance, because of his kind heart he had to comfort her crys and so the story goes...
used: photoshop CS 4
I quickly found the picture on google... And now I see it here !
Ahah As always, I love your works
Hello! Even if someone else reply almost the same thing as me, I felt to reply too.
The legend of Medusa has several versions. I know two versions. Both versions are similar, but have a little something that is different. In one, Medusa would have consented to have a sexual relationship with Poseidon, inside the temple of Athena and in the other version, she would not have consented to have a sexual relationship with Poseidon. I prefer the second version, because it's more tragic and described Medusa as a priestess, a virtuous and a pure woman, nothing to do with a whore.
Here the divergence of both versions of legend of Medusa:
The First Version: Medusa was a priestess of the temple of Athena. Many man wanted to marry Medusa, because of her great beauty. She refuses every man, because she had to remain chaste and virtuous to remain a priestess of Athena's Temple. Poseidon was seduced by her beauty. He entered the temple of Athena and went to meet Medusa. He had a sexual relationship with Medusa inside the temple of Athena and Medusa was willing. Athena was outraged, because of these. Athena was wrathful, because she did not appreciate that her temple being soiled like this. She threw her anger on Medusa and she turned her into a gorgon. Athena did nothing against Poseidon, since he was her uncle. Also, Athena considers that it is the fault of Medusa, because she committed a sacrilege against her and her temple. What Athena consider, it's Medusa that soiled her temple and she was suppose to stay virgin and pure while she is a priestess of the Athena's temple. Also, Athena exhiled Medusa.
The Second Version: Medusa was a priestess of the temple of Athena. Medusa, who was a very beautiful woman, had many men that wanted to marry her, but to remain a priestess of Athena's Temple, Medusa had to remain chaste and virtuous. Poseidon desired Medusa, because of her great beauty. He entered the temple of Athena and violated Medusa. Athena, wrathful, she was, she transform Medusa into a gorgon, because Medusa soiled the temple of Athena. Since Poseidon is a god and her uncle, she punished only Medusa for this sacrilege. Also, Athena exhiled Medusa.
Just to let you know, the story is a little longer than this, something else happen after Medusa being exhiled, but now it's too long to wrote and I just know a little after all. But well, what I know is that Medusa got killed by Perseus. And for real, what xoachel say about Poseidon feeling sorry about what's happen to Medusa and etc, I didn't know. I am happy to know it! ^^
And like xoachel say, Poseidon is not the brother of Athena. Explanation, depending on versions, Poseidon is the uncle of Athena, because he is the brother of Zeus and Zeus is the father of Athena. Hera and Zeus are brother and sister and also a couple, they had many children together, but Zeus slept with many mortals women too. Greek mythology = incests = complicate relationships = love, rape, betrayal, etc. xD
Zeus,Hera, Hestia ,Demeter, Hades, Poseidon are siblings where as Athena was Zeus and Hera's daughter all the gods are from incest as well as the titans hence why they all have so many issues and family drama XD
and last i checked being beautiful and getting raped doesn't make you a whore :l she earned more anger cause they compared her to the goddess on level of beauty and the fact the event was at her temple was her jealousy and getting back at them both though Poseidon got away with it but felt bad so helped in her death to rid her of the suffering as he couldn't remove the curse
Hey Seth-Jones, I read something like that on internet. Here what I find. In greek mythology, we can found many stories of Athena. In one she is the daugther of Zeus and Athena, but in another storie, she is the daughter of Zeus only. Also have the third storie and it is my favortie one, she is the daughter of Zeus and of a mortal woman.
Here what they say on wiki: Ouranos, the starry Heaven, warns Zeus that a son born of Metis would take his throne (for he is the king of the gods). Therefore, as soon as he learns that Métis is pregnant, Zeus is determined to swallow it. But a few months later, he feels terrible headaches on the shores of Lake Triton. He then asked Hephaestus to open his skull with a blow of an ax, to free him from this evil: thus Athena gushed out, holding her spear and shield, from the head of Zeus, with a powerful war cry. Subsequently, Athena is considered the daughter of Zeus alone.