Immortalised in Stone

Paul Tupman

Melbourne, United Kingdom

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In Greek mythology, Medusa (one of the three Gorgon sisters) was a monstrous female character; gazing upon her could turn onlookers to stone. She was beheaded by the human hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon until giving it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield.

In a late version of the Medusa myth, related by the Roman poet Ovid, Medusa was originally a beautiful nymph, “the jealous aspiration of many suitors,” but when she was raped by the “Lord of the Sea” Poseidon in Athena’s temple, the goddess transformed her beautiful hair to serpents and she made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn a man to stone.

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