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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
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amorphisss Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yes very poor :D
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student General Artist
She never did anything to deserve her fate . . .
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MagicOfTheTiger Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Amazing... you have astounding skills  !!!
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amorphisss Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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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
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amorphisss Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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PurpleSweets Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that you show that her power is through her eyes.
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:iconlmih:
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!!
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amorphisss Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D thank you!
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:iconlmih:
Lmih Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome, you have a very impressive gallery!
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amorphisss Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i do my best :)
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Lmih Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well then keep it up ;)
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amorphisss Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Darklarik Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Someone needs some breath mints.
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amorphisss Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol!
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icekez Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Photographer
welldone x
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amorphisss Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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icekez Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Photographer
your welcome x:)
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Fantastic piece...
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amorphisss Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Stephanie! :)
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Your welcome :hug:
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Ucaliptic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW I love the lightning eyes!!
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amorphisss Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Ucaliptic Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np! your art is cool!
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Iuphome Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sexy
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amorphisss Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah!! :D
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Iuphome Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome
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Nimbuschick Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
EPIC.
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amorphisss Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Kickass Medusa! :headbang:
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amorphisss Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Hera! :)
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Pleassure!
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janneward Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O This is fantastic! Very dramatic and colorful. I really get a sense of this is what people got a glimpse of right before they became stone.
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amorphisss Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Jenny!! :)
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janneward Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome!
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great looking creation, I really like your color choices all around awesome job!
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amorphisss Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
I think the purple fit perfectly with green and golden yelow :)
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your welcome and I agree with your colors!
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LostIdentity1110 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oh wow! Seems well thought out, nice colours, great work! :)
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amorphisss Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
foverh douleia!!!!!!! 9a prospa9hsw kai egw me lineart na zwgrafisw giati vgazei fovera apotelesmata XD
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amorphisss Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Το εκανα σκιτσακι με μολυβι σε χαρτι και μετα το σκαναρα.
τα φιδακια τα εκανα αργοτερα στο φοτοσοπ.
Σε ευχαριστω πολυ φιλε μου!
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
maresei polu autos o tropos xrwmatismou apeu9eias apo to skitso 9a to prospa9hsw!na sai kala!!!
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OENOM Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Interface Designer
wow, amazing lightings! what tools did you use? :D
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amorphisss Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
Photoshop :)
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