I’m contributing my first post at Part Time Monster today, which is incredibly exciting! This Monster Monday we’re discussing Medusa, so why not stop by and discuss this intriguing creature with me 🙂
Today I’d like to talk about a monster most people would recognise, if only for the lively hair and killer looks – yes, that’s right, we’ll be discussing Medusa.
Medusa was a Gorgon, one of three sisters. Only two were immortal, and Medusa drew the short straw – she was not. Descriptions vary to a certain degree, but the Gorgon sisters are generally described as terrifying creatures with serpents for hair, eyes which could turn other beings into stone, claws, long, sharp teeth and, in some versions, wings. But Medusa has also been depicted as having boar’s tusks, a beard and a protruding tongue. In other legends, the Hindu goddess, Kali had a lolling tongue, which is not unlike that of the Gorgons.
It won’t surprise you that the Gorgons have a complicated family history, though…
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