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Athena caught Medusa and Poseidon in her temple. Athena was pledged never to marry, so she took this as an insult. She then turned Medusa's hair into snakes.

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Who is the character of the story Medusa and Athena?

If you're talking about Perseus and the Gorgon's head, than it's Perseus. If you're talking about the story about who Medusa got her snake hair, then it's just Poseidon, Medusa and Athena.


What is the story behind Athena the Greek goddess?

Poseidon was in Athena's temple with Medusa. At that time, Medusa was beautiful. Athena caught them and got furious. Then she turned Medusa ugly with snake hair.


What is medusas story?

Medusa was once a beautiful woman, worshiping the goddess Athena. Then a God, named Poseidon, noticed her beauty and raped her. When Medusa begged Athena for help, Athena instead punished Medusa because in her mind it should be Medusa who should be punished (Athena was jealous of Medusa, and apparently to the Gods its perfectly okay to allow an innocent woman to be raped and then punished for being the victim)


What god was medusa before she got turned into medusa by Athena?

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


What happened between Athena and Medusa?

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.


Why doesn't Athena like Medusa?

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.


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. Another Answer: 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.


Why did Athena kill Medusa?

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


Why did Athena punish Medusa?

Athena punished Medusa because Medusa thought she was better and more beautiful than the ancient Greek god so Athena cursed Medusa. However, there are many different versions of this story. Another one is : Medusa wanted to be the Queen of something, ( queen of the seas is my guess. ) So, she planned on ruling all of it by herself. So she put Poseidon in chains ( because when a god is in chains, all of their power is lost. Of course until they are released. ) and hid him. Soon, Athena found out, and punished her. BTW Medusa was very beautiful. This story is like Andromeda. ( I recommend learning about it )


What did Athena do to Medusa?

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.


How can Medusa's story be applied to modern day life?

It would apply by learning the moral of the story: Respect other people. The reason would be because Poseidon and Medusa were not respecting Athena by being together in her temple. For this reason, Athena turned Medusa into a monster.


Did Athena cursed Medusa?

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


Why were Athena and Medusa enemies?

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


Is Athena afraid of Medusa?

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.


What does the story of Medusa explain?

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??


What does Medusa have to do with Athena?

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.


Who made Medusa ugly?

Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, did because Medusa said she was prettier than Athena (Medusa used to be beautiful), so Athena punished her with ugliness. Another version of this myth is that Medusa was a lover of Poseidon and Athena was a little jealous (though she was a virgin goddess). When they went to her temple together, Athena was insulted and made Medusa and her two sisters hideous.


Did Athena change medusa into a monster because she compared her beauty to Athena?

no..... Medusa and Poseidon were having an affair in Athena's temple and Athena got mad so she turned Medusa into a hideous creature.


Is Medusa a godess?

No. Medusa was a Greek "monster" created by Athena.


Who had Medusa on their shield?

Athena put the head of Medusa on her shield.


What god did Medusa anger?

Medusa angered the goddess Athena.


Why is medusa medusa?

Because Athena,Poseidon's niece,cursed her


Who put the curse over Medusa?

Athena, because Medusa was bragging about her beauty, when Athena was the most beautiful godess. :)


Why does Athena hate medusa?

Athena hates Medusa because Poseidon took her to Athena's worship place. Athena did not like that so Athena cursed Medusa so that no man could ever look at her again. Medusa was infuriated so she took Poseidon into the worship place and did some... stuff. Athena pledged never to do that so, Athena was pretty pissed off.


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