Greek and roman mythology most of the greek deities were adopted by the romans, although in many cases there was a change of name in the list below, information is given under the greek name the name in parentheses is the roman equivalent. Just wanted you guys to enjoy the story too ) update: omg 10k views the story of medusa - greek mythology amityboy14 loading unsubscribe from amityboy14 cancel unsubscribe. In greek mythology, medusa (greek: μέδουσα), meaning guardian, protectress was a gorgon, a chthonic female monster, and a daughter of phorcys and ceto. Medusa in greek mythology is referenced as one of the three gorgons of these three sisters, medusa was the mortal one perseus vs medusa gorgon (mythical. Medusa: medusa, in greek mythology, the most famous of the monster figures known as gorgons she was usually represented as a winged female creature having a head of hair consisting of snakes unlike the gorgons, she was sometimes represented as very beautiful.
Medusa - ancient greek mythology by olivia lilburn what is the story of medusa seen as one of the most beautiful woman in athens priestess in the temple of athena. The only son of zeus and danae - and, thus, a half-god by birth - perseus was one of the greatest heroes in greek mythology, most renowned for beheading the only mortal gorgon, medusa, and using her severed head (capable of turning onlookers into stone) as a mighty weapon in his subsequent adventures. While medusa is known to be one of the most famous monsters in greek mythology, there is relatively little that is recorded of her existence before she was beheaded.
In greek mythology, she was transformed into a gorgon because of standing with her sister medusa, who was raped by the sea god poseidon in the temple of athena athena, bearing no emotion and finding no fault in poseidon, was furious with medusa. Anonymous said after thinking in depth about what makes a hero a hero i would say that perseus was more heroic i would say this because he was able to slay medusa with swift, cunning movements. The greek myth about medusa and athena for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school kids print, listen to and read. A: according to the english department of vanderbilt, medusa was a very beautiful, positive woman in greek mythology who was raped and beheaded by several dif full answer filed under. In greek mythology there is, also, hesiod's description of hercules' shield which describes the events of perseus and medusa editorial review this article has been reviewed for accuracy, reliability and adherence to academic standards prior to publication.
Video: greek myth of perseus and medusa: summary & overview explore the tale of young hero, perseus, who sets out to defeat the terrifying medusa, who could turn any man into stone. From snake goddess to medusa divided in greek mythology many scholars argue that this division occurs with the introduction of a new culture and religious. Perseus is a major hero from greek mythology best known for his clever decapitation of medusa, the monster who turned all who looked at her face into stone he also rescued andromeda from the sea monster.
What does it take to feel sympathy for a monster in the case of medusa, it may not be much though she is considered one of the most horrifying creatures of ancient greek mythology (coming in at second place on classical wisdom weekly's top ten most terrifying monsters of greek mythology. One of the most popular monsters of greek mythology, medusa was a beautiful maiden with golden hairshe vowed to be celibate her entire life as a priestess of athena until she fell in love with poseidon. In greek mythology, how did medusa die what was the role of the goddess panacea in greek mythology what role does the greek goddess, leto, play in the greek mythology. Medusa nymphs old man of the sea olympics pegasus perseus phineus polydectes poseidon seriphos titan zeus.
In greek myth medusa, one of the three gorgons, daughter of phorcys and cetoshe was the only one of the gorgons who was subject to mortality she is celebrated for her personal charms and the beauty of her locks. The gorgon's head (greek mythology) the bridal gift which i have set my heart on presenting to the beautiful hippodamia is the head of the gorgon medusa with the. Medusa story in detail as an educator and counselor, i often use tales from classic greek mythology as a way of relating common themes that speak to the human condition one of my favorites is the medusa story, sometimes referred to as perseus and the gorgon medusa. Femme fatales in greek mythology: medusa vs circe there are several fatale figures made popular by late 19th and early 20th century visual arts and literature visual art is a comparative field that occupies a number of prerogatives in the natural human setting and existence.