Results for - Medusa (the snake-haired gorgon)
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1. Meet Medusa, one of the more unusual divine figures of ancient Greece. Here are some interesting facts on Medusa. Which facts are you familiar with?
Medusa was a monster in Greek mythology, known as a Gorgon. She had the face of a hideous woman, but had poisonous snakes on her head, instead of hair.
Medusa was originally a beautiful woman with long golden hair. She was punished by the Gods for falling in love with Poseidon.
Medusa spent some time wandering in Africa. According to legend, some baby snakes fell from her head, which is why there are so many snakes in Africa.
Anyone looking directly at Medusa would be instantly turned to stone.
She was killed by Perseus who saw her reflection in a mirror, to avoid looking at her.
Medusa was killed when Perseus cut her head off. From her neck emerged a winged horse (Pegasus) which has become one of the most well known mythological creatures.
The head of Medusa was often seen to be a protective symbol. She can be seen on roman mosaics excavated in Pompeii, and during the French Revolution she was seen as a symbol of freedom.
She has been featured in several films, including two versions of Clash of the Titans.
Medusa appears on the flag of Sicily, as well as on the flag of a village in the Czech Republic.
She has been depicted in paintings by many well known artists, including Pablo Picasso, Rubens and Caravaggio.
I am familiar with some of the Medusa facts.
2. Here is a image of Medusa as a golden-haired and very beautiful maiden. Do you think she was beautiful?
3. Movies with Medusa in them. Which movies do you like?
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (2010)
4. Which actresses do you like that played Medusa in these movies?
Katy Foley (Medusa 2015)
Uma Thurman (Percy Jackson and the Olympians 2010)
Natalia Vodianova (Clash of the Titans 2010)
11/26/2015 Living 1970 19 By: msrcms