Essay about Elizabeth M. Medusa

Submitted By Luckieduckie1999
Words: 544
Pages: 3

By:Elizabeth M.

Medusa was one of three Gorgons. She was subjected to being Mortal. She was celebrated for her personal charms and the beauty of her hair. Medusa had asked Athena to see the south where the sun came and went. Athena would not let her go so Medusa said Athena was jealous of her beauty. Athena got so angered by this comment she turned Medusas hair into snakes. Medusa was so ugly that if you looked into her eyes you would turn into stone. There was also the story of Medusa seduced Athena’s man and had favors to a man done in Athena’s home and so Athena turned Medusa into what she is known for today. Perseus had to kill Medusa to render his name immortal. He killed her by cutting off her head and he didn’t get turned into stone because he used his shield to see where she was without looking into her eyes. Even after cutting the head from her body it was still fatal. The blood from the head dropped onto the ground and turned into poisonous snakes.
Medusa was the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto who were the children of Gaia (Earth) and Oceanos (Ocean). She had two sisters named Sthenno and Euryale. She was the only mortal and she lived in the north where the sun never came that is why she asked Athena to see the south because the sun went there. It is said to be that the three gorgons sisters were in a League of Women that Perseus conquered. I feel that Medusa was meant to be a monster because when graced with so much beauty you can get a little bit full of yourself. It seems fitting for her to turn into an ugly snake haired lady that turns people into stone by looking into her now ugly eyes. Also I feel that it was unfair to her sisters that she was a mortal and got to be beautiful and they were counted as monsters that were ugly and awful. For me this project was kind of fun because I got to chose what it was on in a spectrum of