Medusa

Medusa was a Gorgon, which was a winged female who had snakes for hair. She was so hideous that gazers upon her face would turn to stone. In early myths, she was born this way, but in Ovid’s Metamorphoses she was a beautiful maiden whom Poseidon raped in the temple of Athena, who reacted by turning Medusa into a fearfully ugly creature.

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