How did Medusa get snakes for hair?
Usually the story is that Medusa was an Athena priestess, who once made love to Poseidon in Athena's temple. In revenge Athena turned Medusa into something as ugly as possible.
Because she was making love in a temple that belonged to Athena and in rage Athena turned Medusa's hair into snakes, or Medusa bragged about her hair and Hera, out of jealousy, turned her hair into snakes. Whatever makes sense to you.
Yet Another Answer:
Medusa once informed Athena that Snakes were more Fair(more beautiful) than Athena herself in order to spite her. In a fit of rage Athena damned Medusa to become that which she held so high.
Yes, Medusa did have snakes for her hair!!! EEEW!!
Medusa does not have a specific number of snakes in her hair.
The snakes Medusa had for hair did not have a name. They were just referred to as serpents and were poisonous.
No; they turned to stone, not snakes. Medusa had snakes for hair.
Medusa has snakes on her head in place of hair.
The Greek myth of medusa stated that her hair was only made of snakes and not hair.
Medusa had snakes for hair, along with her sisters the gorgons in some legends.
Snakes for hair
She had pythons in her hair
Medusa. not Savannah :P
Athena put a curse on her.
She had golden hair, but are you thinking of Medusa, who had snakes for hair ?
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.
She doesn't have hair, she has snakes. In most cases the snakes are a mossy green, but in some it is bright blue.
Medusa had snakes for hair.
Her punishment was her hair turning into snakes by Athena.
Medusa grows live snakes from her head, not hair. So, she doesn't cut her "hair". According to Greek Mythology, looking upon the face of Medusa turns the observer to stone.
The only book I know that has the answer is Ovid's Metamorphoses. And the answer he gives is that because Neptune/Poseidon had sex with Medusa in Minerva/Athena's temple, Medusa was punished with the snakes for hair and the curse of turning any living thing that looked at her into stone.
Medusa is a person. She and her sisters made up the Gorgons. She was made ugly by Athena and had snakes for hair.
They both have snakes for hair, BUT medusa is the only one with the curse of turning people to stone
Medusa (the lady with the snakes for hair)
the only thing she carrys is snakes in her hair and her uglyness
A symbol is something which stand for a god or a person or similar. It is not the same thing as a well-known trait of somebody. Medusa was known to have snakes for hair. That does not make snakes symbols for Medusa. In this sense she does not have a symbol.
Medusa is not a goddess. She is a monster. Anyone that looked at her turned into stone, and she had snakes for hair
Yes, Medusa was a gorgon that had snakes for hair. Her expression was so scary it turned whoever looked at it to stone.
Medusa was said to be beautiful before she was cursed by Athena. Afterward, she had snakes as hair and was portrayed as a hideous monster.
Yes, She is! The Gorgon Medusa was a female monster of Greek mythology. She had live snakes instead of hair.
Athena turned Medusa's hair into snakes because Poseidon slept with Medusa inside Athena's temple.
No. Athena caught Posideon and Medusa (who at the time was his girlfriend) in her temple, which was very disrespectful to her, and set her hair as snakes.
Medusa - she had snakes for hair, and she had the power to turn people to stine with a single gaze.
Rephrase? Medusa, a greek monster (Called a gorgon) had hair made of snakes, this what u were looking for?
If you mean Medusa - she was a mythical woman who had snakes on her head instead of hair.
Medusa was a Gorgon. There were three Gorgons originally. Medusa had snakes for hair and as all Gorgons could turn men to stone.
She turned Medusa in to a hideous creature with snakes as hair
The only enemy I know that Medusa has is Athena. She turned her hair into snakes.
What is the constellation associated with this description This mythological figure had snakes for hair?
the constellation is called perseus.it is of this guy Perseus holding Medusa\'s head. (the person who had snakes for hair).
i think she has a human body but snakes on her waist or somthin... not sure but she does have snakes 4 hair.....
Medusa is the most well-known creature that had snakes in place of her hair, although she would not be classified in all versions of the stories as a god. She was a monster called a Gorgon, along with her sisters Stheno and Euryale. Some versions of her story have her being killed by Perseus, and the mother of Pegasus and Chrysaor. Medusa was a mortal, not a god. She had originally had beautiful golden blond… Read More
The Greek hero Perseus was the one who beheaded Medusa. He went to her island while she was asleep and moved her snakes of hair out of the way and then chopped her head off. Medusa was dead but he snakes weren't so he had to be careful when putting them in the bag.
Athena had cursed her with snakes for hair. With her gaze she turned people to stone.
a woman from ancient Greek mythology who has snakes for hair and is considered a monster.
a woman with snakes as hair and can turn people to stone if that person looks at her
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.
No god killed Medusa, the hero Perseus killed Medusa with the guidance of Athena and Hermes. Pereseus did not have snakes for hair either, Medusa did. It was her punishment for laying with Poseidon in the Temple of Athena.
Medusa has snakes for hair because Athena, the goddess of wisdom cursed her for being so beautiful. Before Medusa was cursed, she lived with her 2 sisters, Euryale and Stheno, the Gorgons. People used to come from far places to have a glimpse of Medusa's lovely face. SO, Athena got pretty angry and jealous so she cursed Medusa making her hair snakes and her eyes a weapon that turns people into stone if you look… Read More
She was a winged human female, with a hideous face and venomous snakes in place of hair
No. Medusa was a maiden who "Dated" Poseidon and when they were caught in Athena's temple, Athena turned Medusa and her sisters into the Gorgons, giving them snakes for hair and petrification powers that only affected men.
apollo, for medicine and the symbol for medicine has two snakes on the staff. also medusa, with snakes instead of hair
That depends. Some people think of her as a beautiful woman with snakes for hair, and some think of her as a completely ugly hag (with snakes for hair). Either way, looking at her turns you to stone.