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Medusa

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Sara Moeller

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Medusa ================== Medusa was a mortal
She had two immortal sisters, Sthenno and Euryale
Medusa, Sthenno, and Euryale made up the Gorgons
A gorgon is usually described as a fierce, frightening, repulsive woman with snakes for hair and the ability to turn onlookers to stone Background Check: Medusa wants to see the sun

Medusa accuses Athena of jealousy
Version 1 Version 1 Myth Version 2 Myth Family ties and fast facts By Sara Moeller Characters Involved Medusa
Poseidon
Athena ...Who? >Poseidon...known as the God of the Sea.
Son of Cronus & Rhea
Siblings: Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, & Zeus >Athena...known as Goddess of wisdom,
war, the arts, industry, justice and skill.
Daughter of Zeus (Also Poseidon's Niece)
She had many half-siblings Medusa lived so far up north, the sun never reached her. She wanted to see the sun, and asked the Goddess Athena for permission to visit the south.

Athena refused. Medusa got upset and said Athena hadn't given her permission because she was just jealous of her beauty.

Athena was angered and punished her by turning Medusa's hair into snakes and cursing her by making her so ugly that who ever looks at her eyes would turn into stone. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1SRKvaCMrbI/UT9mg_F24jI/AAAAAAAAAfo/9jIZEluO_jw/s1600/poseidon.jpg http://paganpages.org/content/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/athena.jpg Jealousy of her good looks. http://0.tqn.com/d/webclipart/1/0/P/C/5/Sun-Earth-Day.png
Medusa used to be very beautiful. She would attract many men, and eventually caught Poseidon with her "golden hair and beauty".

Poseidon slept with Medusa in Athena's temple. Athena felt violated and betrayed, so she turned Medusa into an ugly gorgon with writhing snakes for hair and looks that turned men to stone. Questions Why would Athena give Medusa the power to turn men to stone? Do you think Athena should have punished Poseidon as well as Medusa? Questions What did Medusa accuse Athena of for refusing to let her see the sun? Do you think Medusa deserved the punishment she received? Version 2 Both Medusa was once very beautiful
Athena is angered by Medusa
Medusa is turned into a gorgon with snakes for hair.

Medusa betrays Athena in her temple

Athena accuses Medusa of the violation in her temple

Poseidon is involved
Wrapping It Up One theory is that she wouldn't be able to sleep with any more men. To me, it seems pretty harsh of a reaction from Athena. https://www.scorec.rpi.edu/intranet/Medusa/medusa.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/Athena_Parthenos_LeQuire.jpg Works Cited "Athena the Greek Goddess." Athena The Greek Goddess. GoddessGuide, n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2013.

Leonard, Martha. "Medusa Greek Mythology." Medusa Greek Mythology. Medusa Greek Mythology, n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2013.

"Medusa." Medusa. GreekMythology.com, 2010. Web. 13 Apr. 2013.






http://www.hairstyles.info/images/gallery/iStock_000000878551XSmall.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/eb/Medusa.jpg/220px-Medusa.jpg http://onthespotblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Medusa-300x300.jpg In the first version of the myth, what did Medusa do to make Athena turn her into a Gorgon? In the second version of the myth, what did Medusa do to make Athena turn her into a Gorgon? What did Medusa look like before and after she was cursed? What powers did Medusa posses after she was transformed?
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