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Medusa was a beautiful woman. She was turned into a Gorgon by Athena because Medusa and Poseidon had an affair in Athena's temple. Having sexual affairs in a goddesses temple is extremely disrespectful. When Medusa was turned into a Gorgon, she became immortal. She was the extremely ugly and had snakes as hair. When anyone looked at her, they turned into stone. Later, Perseus, a hero, went on a quest to get Medusa's head. He could only use the reflection of his shield to look at her, or else he would turn to stone. Once the head is removed, it still has the power to turn people into stone.

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There is no Greek Mythology due to when Medusa was born, Unfortunately.

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The hero Perseus beheaded the monster Medusa.

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Medusa is a character of Greek mythology. Her story, as well as many other stories of Greek mythology can be found in various books and websites. A few books that contain information on Medusa include 'Perseus: The Hunt for Medusa', 'Medusa,' and 'Sweet Venom.'

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she was the sister of medusa

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medusa the gordens where her sisters

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Part of Greek mythology

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Greek mythology has no chronology.

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Greek mythology did not have a calendar.

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Medusa is a monster from Greek mythology. If she looks at somebody, she turns them to stone.

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Like most of Greek mythology, the dates are not stated. Medusa was decapitated by the hero Perseus.

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Why did they name her Medusa?

The name Medusa comes from the Greek "Médousa" which meant "guardian, protector". Most names in Greek mythology are related to what the person or story was about.

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There is no such year to date system in Greek Mythology.

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The tale of Perseus and Medusa.