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Athena caught Poseidon and Medusa having sex in athena's temple and turned her because she was mad.

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No, Zeus didn't turn Medusa into a monster. His daughter, Athena, did.


Medusa and Poseidon (god of the seas) had sex in one of Athena's temples, which angered Athena.


Athena cursed her for 'getting it on' with Poseidon in her temple.


Athena was the one that cursed Medusa. She caught Medusa, then a beautiful sea nymph, meeting with Poseidon in one of her temples. Athena was so mad that she cursed Medusa with snake hair and eyes that will turn people into stone. This is probably why Athena helped Perseus kill Medusa and then placed Medusa's head on her shield.



Medusa didn't just 'go out' with Poseidon. They had sex in Athena's temple (which is greatly disrespectful, also considering that Athena is one of the three virgin goddesses). So, she got mad and turned Medusa into a gorgon. That is why Medusa hates Athena.


Athena caught Poseidon raping one of her followers, Medusa, in her temple. Interestingly, Medusa was punished, not Poseidon. Athena turned Medusa and her sisters into Gorgons.


Athena found her in her temple with Poseidon (god of the sea) which is very disrespectful so Athena cursed Medusa and her sisters who helped her get in to the temple. Only Medusa could turn people to Stone


Yes, Medusa was cursed from the goddess called Athena. Athena got jealous from medusa's beauty because everyone wanted Medusa. Athena decided to curse Medusa. Now Medusa is a monster and has snakes for hair, Medusa got cursed so badly that Athena made the curse that if anyone looks at medusa will turn to stone. This teaches every god not to ever look at Medusa's face and or never to get interested in her.


In the Percy Jackson series, Annabeth is the daughter of the goddess Athena. Athena had caught Medusa and Poseidon together (in a manner of speaking) in her temple, and was furious. As a result, Medusa became a monster with snake hair and the ability to turn people to stone. Hence, in the books, Medusa is angry at Annabeth because Medusa dislikes Annabeth's mother, Athena.


Medusa was always a goddess called Medusa, if she was a goddess Athena only cursed her.


Athena was angry that Medusa slept with Poseidon in her temple, so she turned her into a Gorgon. ____ Some myths say Medusa was a priestess of Athena and that she (Medusa) was raped by Poseidon in Athena's temple. Athena didn't care that Medusa was raped Athena just cared that her temple was defiled.


No, Athena cursed medusa and her sisters making them gorgons with snakes for hair and a gaze that could turn a man to stone. Athena did this because medusa's sisters helped medusa break into Athena's temple to hook up with poisieden


Athena doesn't like Medusa because Medusa once made love to Poseidon in Athena's temple. Athena then turned Medusa and her sisters into the hideous Gorgons.


Medusa had hair but then Athena cursed her so now her hair is snakes and if you look in to her eyes then she will turn you into stone.


Medusa was the high priestess of Athena. She was beautiful and was desired by many men. One day Poseidon, god of the sea and earthquakes, took Medusa into Athena's temple and raped her. Athena was furious for being a priest of Athena you had to keep your maidenhood like the goddess. So to make sure this didn't happen again, Athena turned Medusa into a gorgon with snakes for hair and eyes that turn people to stone.


because Poseidon raped Medusa in Athena's temple and this angered Athena since it was discrimination to her Temple + Athena was a virgin goddess


Athena didn't kill Medusa. Perseus is the hero who did that. Athena only turned Meduas into a monster.


Answer:Medusa is Poseidon's girlfriend. When Poseidon and Medusa met together at Athena, the god of Wisdom's temple, Athena turned Medusa into a monster with hair as snake. She was very vulnerable since anyone who looks at her eyes, they turn into stone. After Medusa's head was chopped off, if you look at her eyes, this time, you become petrified. Other Answer:Medusa was a beautiful priestess at the temple of Athena. To be a priest or priestess of Athena you had to vow to be a virgin and be chaste. Medusa vowed but she wished she would be as beautiful as the goddess of love and beauty Aphrodite and to have a lover. One day the god of the sea Poseidon saw Medusa at the temple. Medusa seduced him and they became lovers in Athena's temple. Athena was enraged at Medusa and contacted her. Medusa made sacrifices and begged for mercy from Athena. Athena turned Medusa's long flowing hair to snakes and made her so beautiful that whenever anyone looked at her they would turn to stone. Medusa was banished to the Isle of The Gorgons and was later beheaded by Perseus, the prince of Argos.


Medusa was said to be a daughter of Ceto and Phorcys. In some mythology, it says that Medusa and Poseidon were caught in Athena's temple by Athena herself. Athena, enraged, turned Medusa's hair into snakes. Whoever looked at her turned to stone.


Athena turned Medusa into a monster with snakes for hair. Whenever someone looked at Medusa after she was cursed, they would be turned to stone. Athena did this to Medusa because Medusa was one of Poseidon's lovers and they one day met in Athena's temple.


Yes Athena cursed medusa because she was a priest and she was raped by poseidon in her temple .


Medusa and Poseidon were courting in Athena's temple and she turned Medusa and her sisters who helped her get into the temple the three Gorgons. ('cuz courting in her temple was hugely disrespectful)


athena is medusa's enemy because athena turned medusa into a horrible gorgon when she was caught sleeping with poseidon in her temple


no because Athena made her like that: posiedon were on a date and medusa said she looked a lot better than Athena and Athena turned her into a monster.



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