medusa. Picture

medusa was once a beautiful maiden who was transformed by athena into a monster as punishment for lying with poseidon in her shrine. of the three sisters only medusa was mortal, and so it was her head which king polydektes commanded the young hero perseus to fetch. when he fell upon medusa and decapitated her, two creatures sprang forth from the wound - the winged horse pegasus and the giant khrysaor.

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