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Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by boman2014: 12:12am On Jun 04, 2020
Bumped into this. A good read
Who knows the story of Medusa? Yes that ugly lady with the hair of snakes. The Gorgon who men dared not look at else they turn to stone. Do you know her real story?! Well I'll tell you!

When I was in school, I was given a project titled Myths and Legends. Well naturally I settled for Greek mythology and Medusa hit my interest.

I always thought she was evil and all but this is
the true story.

So Medusa was the most beautiful girl in her town. Her hair shone like gold. All men wanted her but she never gave in. She caught the eye of Poseidon the god of the sea and didn't give him the time of day. Well what did he do? He raped Medusa in Athena's temple. Athena was the goddess of wisdom and war.

Now the sad part was Athena was so enraged by what had happened that she cursed Medusa. Not the man who raped her no! Cursed the poor girl who was raped. Turned her into a creature that no man would ever look at again without dying and turned her beautiful hair into snakes.

Now some have claimed that Athena cursed Medusa to protect her but in all my research and even the writings of the poet, the story was consistent.

When I found out the truth behind Medusa, I changed my project and turned it into a tribute called 'Misunderstood'. I recreated her tombstone, changed her garments and created a pendant with her face on it.

Needless to say that was my best project in school and it was on display.

Now to bring it home. Isn't that what happens these days? Both here and abroad? A girl is raped and instead of going for her attackers, you blame her and slut-shame her. Claim she brought it on herald?

When you think of Medusa you think of an ugly Gorgon.

When I think of Medusa I think of a beautiful lonely girl the world failed. Just as the world is failing women today.

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by Enoch07: 12:35am On Jun 04, 2020
sweet short and simple story, thank you

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by Kpokakpoka(m): 12:38am On Jun 04, 2020
medusa the gorgon....grin
Nice read!.

If Poseidon lived in osun state ...14 years would have been very sure.

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by oz4real83(m): 1:05am On Jun 04, 2020
Very thoughtful and creative illustration.

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by jacquincy: 1:26am On Jun 04, 2020
Kinda touching story, how i wish i knew this earlier, i wouldnt have killed her in the god of war game embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by illicit(m): 7:39am On Jun 04, 2020
Versace Versace....

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by Nicklaus619(m): 8:39am On Jun 04, 2020
Nice one op, this is one educative piece cool

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by blingxx(m): 8:59am On Jun 04, 2020
what's with all this mythological gods and rape sef ..zues is the biggest rapist in history

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by gungab(m): 9:40am On Jun 04, 2020
Nice story

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by engrchykae(m): 9:46am On Jun 04, 2020
illicit:
Versace Versace
yes you decided the message.
Athena couldn't curse a member of the top three Olympians, Poseidon,so she cowardly cursed a mortal, innocent girl.
Anyway Medusa had her revenge on the gods when her head was used to destroy the Kraken,the son of Hades whom the Olympians have been using to instil fear on humans.
The death of the Kraken, enlightenment and advance of science,ushered in the end of the rule of the Olympians and the beginning of the age of Man.
Myths are highly coded Truth

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by DamnnNiggarr(m): 10:09am On Jun 04, 2020
Damnn niggarrr!


I watched "clash of the titans"(1981) but didn't understand much about medusa till i watched "clash of the titans"(2010) before i could decipher what really transpired between Athena, Medusa and Pesaidon.
What I understood in this whole thing is that, Athena could not curse a god rather, vent her anger on a poor mortal,
and it's a crime to be beautiful, even now and then.

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by Ugaboy: 10:13am On Jun 04, 2020
I encounter madusa in "ATLATIS" she was loved by herculis d fat man who claim to be skillful and powerful during his time of war, she was friend to herculis, jason and pathogoras
wen she was cursed by the gods, the youth in village, draw out technical plans to kill her without looking into her face or head, due to course many has turn into stone by just a glance. When she heard the plot for death. she when to hid her self in a mountain
...jason, pathogoras and herculis, went in search, but herculis was ahead of em and found her, as instructed by socerer,he can only look into the face or head with use of MIRROR...she gave him her last went away for life

i wanted to know why no one can save her from the course, since she didnt bring wrath upon herself?

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by Ekemeze: 10:14am On Jun 04, 2020
engrchykae:
yes you decided the message.
Athena couldn't curse a member of the top three Olympians, Poseidon,so she cowardly cursed a mortal, innocent girl.
Anyway Medusa had her revenge on the gods when her head was used to destroy the Kraken,the son of Hades whom the Olympians have been using to instil fear on humans.
The death of the Kraken, enlightenment and advance of science,ushered in the end of the rule of the Olympians and the beginning of the age of Man.
Myths are highly coded Truth

I don't believe this atall, doesn't make sense

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by Zither(m): 10:17am On Jun 04, 2020
Stop The Rape: #justiceformedusa grin

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by cybriz82(m): 10:23am On Jun 04, 2020
jacquincy:
Kinda touching story, how i wish i knew this earlier, i wouldnt have killed her in the god of war game embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed


grin grin then u ll b stuck on dat level for d rest of ur life .cus she wudnt even spare ur life

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by jacquincy: 10:25am On Jun 04, 2020
cybriz82:



grin grin then u ll b stuck on dat level for d best of ur life .cus she wudnt even spare ur life

Would have just broken the c.d and move on

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by Ugaboy: 10:26am On Jun 04, 2020
Zither:
Stop The Rape: #justiceformedusa grin
ur household, village and polithiefian government doesnt know medusa...brother justice and fight alone

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by Ugaboy: 10:29am On Jun 04, 2020
jacquincy:

Would have just broken the c.d and move on
sense no go kill u....take 1 bottle

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by Texman21: 10:47am On Jun 04, 2020
From what i know Poseidon was in love with athena and when Medusa joined the temple Poseidon had his eyes on her.after doing the deed Athena turned Medusa into a gorgon because of jealousy and anger.

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by Arturitoroman: 11:01am On Jun 04, 2020
Nice one op..short and simple

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by yosmen: 11:03am On Jun 04, 2020
Ekemeze:

I don't believe this atall, doesn't make sense
someone that claimed he did a study giving us fake story about medusa

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by sunshineV: 11:18am On Jun 04, 2020
Same people that won't believe this will believe Jesus walked on water

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by Binikingdowm: 11:46am On Jun 04, 2020
I love these Greek mythology

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by MadelnNigeria: 12:01pm On Jun 04, 2020
sunshineV:
Same people that won't believe this will believe Jesus walked on water
bro the sun revolves round the earth grin

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by engrchykae(m): 12:03pm On Jun 04, 2020
Ekemeze:


I don't believe this atall, doesn't make sense
So what if you don't believe?
How does your disbelief affect reality?
Earth,Water,Air where masked under the symbol of Hades, Poseidon and Zeus respectively.
In USA,a statue of Vulcan the god of blacksmiths is seen overlooking an Alabama, guess what? Alabama is known for it's great steel industry.
Medusa can be likened to the "dark side"of beauty and innocency.
You want to believe that the world is simple but reality is that the world is complex

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by Ekemeze: 12:15pm On Jun 04, 2020
engrchykae:
So what if you don't believe?
How does your disbelief affect reality?
Earth,Water,Air where masked under the symbol of Hades, Poseidon and Zeus respectively.
In USA,a statue of Vulcan the god of blacksmiths is seen overlooking an Alabama, guess what? Alabama is known for it's great steel industry.
Medusa can be likened to the "dark side"of beauty and innocency.
You want to believe that the world is simple but reality is that the world is complex

Since I don't believe, it doesn't and didn't exist "in my world". It's a myth.

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by Nobody: 12:33pm On Jun 04, 2020
Zeus should be sued for Rape!!
Let's open his case shocked shocked shocked

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by Binikingdowm: 12:36pm On Jun 04, 2020
Ekemeze:


Since I don't believe, it doesn't and didn't exist "in my world". It's a myth.
no one cares if you believe or not

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by armadeo(m): 12:37pm On Jun 04, 2020
The gorgon medusa
Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by armadeo(m): 12:40pm On Jun 04, 2020
jacquincy:
Kinda touching story, how i wish i knew this earlier, i wouldnt have killed her in the god of war game embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed


Looool

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Re: Who Knows The Story Of Medusa? (picture) by colossus91(m): 12:49pm On Jun 04, 2020
OP studied classics from UI lol

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