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Answered 2011-01-29 17:59:49

I should probably put the story here, or else my answer won't make sense.

The story of Medusa: Medusa used to be a beautiful girl. She was a girlfriend of Poseidon, the God of The Seas.

One day, Medusa and Poseidon were making out on the floor of one of Athena's temples. Athena realised what was happening, and got mad. She turned Medusa's lovely curls into writhing little snakes, and put a curse on Medusa: whoever looked at Medusa in the eyes will turn into stone. Therefore, Athena turned Medusa into a Gorgon.

The explanation: um...never mess with a goddess??

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