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Answered 2011-12-31 07:29:24

Athena cursed medusa because Medusa was a priestess at Athenas temple. Being a priestess for athena includes many things but the biggest one was remaining a virgin. However, medusa was veery beautiful and Posiden fell in love with her and wanted to have sex with her. She refused but he wouldn't take no for an answer and he raped her. Athena heard that Medusa was no longer a virgin and cursed her.

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Did Athena cursed Medusa?

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


Why is medusa medusa?

Because Athena,Poseidon's niece,cursed her


Why did Medusa get cursed?

He was cursed by Athena for coming into her temple with poseidon.


What troubles Athena?

Medusa because Athena cursed her and Poseidon


What turned Medusa evil?

She was cursed by Athena.


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.


Why was Medusa cursed?

Because Athena caught Medusa with her boyfriend (Poseidon) in her temple.


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.


Was Medusa ever cursed?

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.


How did Medusa get cursed?

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


Why did Athena cursed medusa?

Because Medusa was making love with Poseidon in Athena's temple.


Did Athena or aphrodite turn medusa ugly?

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


Why did they cursed medusa?

Athena cursed Medusa because she was in Athena's temple, worshiping her, when Poseidon came. Posiedon raped Medusa and Athena got jealous. So she gave Medusa reptilian hair and a scaly dragon body along with her two sisters.


Is Medusa a gorgon?

Yes. She was originally a human but was cursed by Athena when she caught Medusa with Poseidon in her temple.


Was medusa before she was cursed prettier than Aphrodite?

Medusa was not cursed by Aphrodite. She was cursed by Athena. Medusa, in Ovid's telling of the tale, was a beautiful young woman, possibly a priestess of Athena. Poseidon was so enraptured by her beauty that he pursued her and attempted to bed her. When Medusa refused, as Athena was a virgin goddess and expected her followers to be as well, Poseidon raped her on the floor of Athena's temple. As a result of the rape, Medusa became pregnant. Being the notorious misogynists that they are, the Greeks felt being raped was a punishable offense, and as such Athena cursed Medusa and exiled her to live with the other Gorgons.


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.


What did medusa look like before she was cursed by Athena?

She was very beautiful that Athena was jealous and cursed her of her beauty sooo beautiful! then she turned the opposite.


What myth is the goddess Athena in?

Athena was in a myth with her and Medusa. Medusa thought of herself so much prettier than Athena so then she cursed her into having snake hair.


How and why was Medusa cursed?

Because Poseidon lay with Medusa in Athena's temple, so the goddess Athena was offended against Medusa.


What jobs did Medusa have in her life?

Before she was cursed by Athena, she was a priestess in her temple.


Did Medusa get married?

No, but she almost married posideon before Athena cursed her.


How many children did Medusa have?

None. Athena cursed Medusa that she couldn't have any children or marry anyone.


Did Medusa have a husband?

Medusa is a female character from the Greek mythology. It is said to turn onlookers to stone. Medusa never had a husband. According to the Greek Myth, she was a beautiful maiden once and served as priestess to the goodness of wisdom, Athena. Athena turned her into a Monster, when she learned of her affair with the god of the Sea, Poesidon. Athena cursed her (not cursed her out) meaning she cast a spell on Medusa. Yup Medusa was cursed into an ugly woman but before she was considered hot.


Was Medusa hideous?

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.


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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