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Medusa by amorphisss Medusa by amorphisss
Medusa from Greek mythology

One of the Gorgons, the only mortal one. She had a ghastly face that turned anyone who looked at it to stone, a dragon body and snakes for hair. Her parent's were Phorcys and Ceto, and she lived by the western ocean with her immortal sisters Stheno and Euryale.
She was killed by Perseus, and from her blood and Poseidon's semen the horse Pegasus was born.
The head of the Gorgon was often used in Art. It was pictured on the aegis of Athena, since Perseus had offered it to the goddess after his feat, and people would have it as door knockers to protect the house from evil and it was also painted or sculptured inside cups.
According to another story Medusa was originally a lovely maid who was the daughter of Echidne, who was half woman, half snake, and Typhon, the worst monster in the world. Poseidon fell in love with her, and seduced her in the temple of Athena. Because this was sacrilege, the goddess Athena wanted revenge. She could not punish Poseidon since he was a greater god, so all the blame fell on Medusa, who turned into a monster.

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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Poor Medusa
amorphisss Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yes very poor :D
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student General Artist
She never did anything to deserve her fate . . .
MagicOfTheTiger Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Amazing... you have astounding skills  !!!
amorphisss Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
Calliopebadger Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So many people portray medusa beautifully. Im so glad that she looks ugly(like she's supposed to) for once. Thank you
amorphisss Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
PurpleSweets Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that you show that her power is through her eyes.
Lmih Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For a second there i thought it was a female beholder!! I wonder if that exists...
Awesome work in any case, great colouring!!
amorphisss Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D thank you!
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