With the final version of the legend written about Medusa, written by the Roman poet Ovid(Metamorphoses 4,770)
Medusa was once a beautiful woman, with extremely attractive bobbing hair. So Medusa was complacent that she was more beautiful than Athena. Medusa's beauty attracted Poseidon. When Poseidon pursued her, Medusa ran to the temple of Athena thinking that the goddess would protect her, but nothing happened.
Poseidon raped Medusa in the goddess's temple (other versions suggest that Medusa volunteered, Poseidon and Medusa went to Athena's temple for sex, angering Athena). She begged Athena but the goddess did nothing.
And to make sure it didn't happen again
Athena turned her into a female demon with a gaze that could turn all living things to stone. Athena turned Medusa's beautiful hair into a snake. Medusa's hands are made of bronze, nails sharper than knives.
However, Medusa's beauty did not change, only her hair turned to baseball jersey design snakes and her eyes turned to stone.. Medusa became the most terrible female demon, no one dared to approach Medusa. But Medusa never harmed a woman."
Sometimes looking back, re-reading, can see and contemplate the character in the role of a monster from a different angle.
From a tragic point of view
If we look at it from another angle, stripped of the mythical skin, Medusa and Athena are women and Poisedon are men. Then he was just a man full of power, strength, in his heart was always very sunny. A man who wants others to kneel to worship him, and gives himself the right to commit adultery with women.
And Athena was a jealous woman, though she was a woman full of wisdom, but still full of envy. And Medusa is a proud woman because of her beauty. I don't know, "the sky is blue, the habit of rosy cheeks is rape".
Medusa suffered because of her body, then turned into a monster, the curse that gave her strength. But only to vent to the weaker ones, but dare not touch the old man who raped her. She is both a victim and a sinner for her own fate. Beauty is a sin.
Tragedy after tragedy. This woman eventually died at the hands of another man. (And this person was enthusiastically helped by Athena with weapons and tricks to kill Medusa.)
but does Medusa have a choice? If she had the choice to start over, choose not to be arrogant, wouldn't Athena be jealous? Won't Poisedon fill her hole? Only the choice to be born as an ordinary ugly creature left her at peace.
Who knows, this tragedy was played by an Athena, don't look down on beautiful and intelligent women. If a wolf wants to kill a sheep, he must also tell the sheep to dirty the river water. Athena wanted to curse her, so she had to trick Poisedon into raping her at her temple to have an excuse to curse.
Tragedy after tragedy
but as if there was a man who blinded his eyes for her because of love, then the All products woman's heart in the form of that monster would beat again. But alas, men love with their eyes.
Medusa, damn her.
There are many critical and disdainful comments around this female demon, but there are also romantics who speak out in defense of Medusa, a woman with both beauty and fear. Medusa is like a symbol of a woman's wrath