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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.

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


Athena put a curse on her.


No, probably. But Athena might be able to lift the curse, since she was the one who put the curse on Medusa.


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.


She was jealous of Medusa's beautiful hair and gave her the curse!


Because of a curse Athena put on her.


Medusa was a priestess of Athena. Later she was seduced by posideon and when she ran from him, he raped her in athena's temple. Medusa prayed to Athena for protection, but Athena didn't come. Later Athena appeared to medusa and told her that since medusa was such a flirt herself, that she deserved it and Athena would protect all mortal men from her by making her deadly to men. The other part of her curse was that she could not harm women. Medusa was sent into exile.


it wasnt aphrodite it was athena because she was so beautiful, she got raped.


Medusa used to be beutiful and was poseidons girlfriend and the couple went to athenas temple and athena felt disrespected so she put a curse on medusa making her ugly and cruel



Poseidon is a god, so he can easily lift the curse.


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.


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.


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


Type your answer here... Medusa's sisters were stheno and euryale, who could not petrify like Medusa could because Medusa was the only one with the curse from Athena, the godess of wisdom.


Medusa isn't a Greek Goddess, and she doesn't have any powers, except if you mean the 'turn into stone when you look her in the eye' thing. That was only a curse by Athena because Medusa and Poseidon were making love in one of Athena's temples, and Athena is a virgin goddess.


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 .


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.


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.


[Because of a curse Athena casted ] Medusa was SO ugly , when you look into her eyes you will turn to stone


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.


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