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Medusa, seeing herself as she once was rather than what she was made into. (I like this, it really captures the tragedy of Medusa's fate. Catching Athena's attention was a dangerous thing if you weren't a strapping hero! She didn't seem to like her own gender much at all!)

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(Ancient Greek: Πήγασος, Pégasos, Latin Pegasus) one of the best known mythological creatures in Greek mythology. He is a winged divine horse, usually depicted as white in colour. He was sired by Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa. He was the brother of Chrysaor, born at a single birthing when his mother was decapitated by Perseus. Greco-Roman poets write about his ascent to heaven after his birth and his obeisance to Zeus, king of the gods.

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In Greek mythology Medusa was a Gorgon, a chthonic female monster & a daughter of Phorcys & Ceto. In a late version of the Medusa myth, related by the Roman poet Ovid, Medusa was originally a beautiful maiden, “the jealous aspiration of many suitors” & priestess in Athena’s temple. But because Poseidon raped her in Athena’s temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa’s beautiful hair to serpents & made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn men to stone. #myth

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Syrena - A draconian snake goddess who protects the River Wisla and the Polish city of Krakow. -----javier.pinon

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from mafmatics.wordpress.com

Art: Medusa (Greek Mythology)

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