In the meantime, you could Google Search something like Mosaic law and oppression of women, something like that. One day Medusa made her first visit to the Parthenon with her friends. As such, is doomed to weave ever since. The other two sisters were Stheno strength and Euryale wide-leaping. On Sunday, Medusa bragged to the miller that her skin was more beautiful than fresh fallen snow. We know the ancient cultures were founded on slavery and warfare under patriarchal leadership.
It is something to think about. The notion that Medusa was raped by Poseidon Neptune is a complete fiction. She was more warlike than the other goddesses, and was almost always successful in her battles. She admired herself in her hand mirror for an hour each morning as she brushed her hair. The longest lasting effects have been acute anxiety, depression, and alcoholism. As a war goddess Athena could not be dominated by other goddesses, such as Aphrodite, and as a palace goddess she could not be violated. Classical myths thereafter note that Hera was so annoyed at Zeus for having produced a child that she conceived and bore.
Peace and gratitude, Dawn Marie Hi Dawn Marie, Thank you for your compassionate and intelligent response. Was she a victim or a villain? Every single day Medusa always boasted about her self. This grandson would be the child of his daughter Danae. Because this sort of behavior was expected from Poseidon and Athena was a god herself, she sided with Poseidon. She was raped by Poseidon and the cursed by Athena for breaking her vow of chastity 19th January 2019 this story is very interesting 16th January 2019 , or.
Her beautiful hair was changed to that of a head full of snakes. The fiction is the result of false translations of Ovid. Charissa White Hi Charissa, Thank you very much for your comment and kind words about the article. And that is a lesson we can learn from the Myth of Medusa. I was frightened and in tears.
Epithets was one of the most important Olympian gods and she had many functions. Ancient mythologies are multilayered, symbolic representations of vast, continually changing, cultural experience formulated over the course of millennia. She went on and on until she made her first visit to the Parthenon one day with some. The story you propose is symbolically sound, but it is not the story as it was told, which in my opinion is far more powerful and empowering to women. As Medusa was the only Gorgon that was mortal, she was the only one that could be decapitated, although of course, Polydectes assumed that Perseus would be killed by the Gorgon. But he fails to discuss one of the most fundamental aspects of her story.
You acknowledge your beauty to everyone to the point of their exhaustion and now look what it has initiated. There is not a single word in the Metamophosis to support this feminist revision. However, one day, as they were practicing some martial exercises, accidentally killed her friend. She is, in conclusion, a complex composite, harking back at least to the Minoan snake goddesses, and open to many nuances of interpretation. I am interested to know in which translation you read the version you give in your comment. Everybody knows it, and I am proud of that. She is turned into a monster; her head a mess of phallic snakes, whose gaze turns men to stone.
Scholars continue to debate the meanings of words. I really wish I could express the depth of gratitude I feel for your sharing about Medusa, and now your very own personal experiences. The therapy helps, though, along with times of silence and solitude in nature, my writings, photography and… really silly fun friendships. And by my powers, your loveliness shall be stripped away completely. I appreciate your contribution to the discussion. Thank you so much for being open to my comment.
Her hair twisted and thickened into horrible snakes that hissed and fought each other atop her head. A virgin deity, she was also — somewhat paradoxically — associated with peace and handicrafts, especially spinning and weaving. However, the first king of , — who was the judge of the contest — realized that the olive tree was much more beneficial, since it gave the Athenians fruit, oil and wood. But this is just my point of view. Medusa is also mythologically associated with horses. It is a shame it is wasted on Athena for I am much prettier than she is, perhaps one day people will build an even grander temple to my beauty. The comments section is for you.
The kids say yes, that we met Medusa. He was given special weapons to defeat her and escape from her monstrous siblings. The qualities that led to victory were found on the aegis, or breastplate, that Athena. She was said to be a virgin, never married nor had any offspring. Myths arise through millennia-long processes of storytelling. One starts with a premise; say, that dragons exist. While others work and play and learn, you do little but boast and admire yourself!.