The Gorgon's Daughter Picture

automatic drawing: marker on cardboard

Depending on the version of Medusa's myth, the story of how she became cursed is varied, but in one story, she was raped by Poseidon in the temple of Athena. Athena's priestesses were required to be chaste, so Medusa, the most beloved and beautiful of the priestesses, was cursed.

Talk about blame the victim! Yet her body and blood assured victory to those who controlled it.

Here is my interpretation of her daughter, a child of lust and violence, but beautiful in her own right.
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