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Answered 2012-12-19 01:58:36

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 )

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Who would punish Medusa?

Athena did, when Medusa had desecrated her temple by making love to Poseidon there.


What two mortals did Athena punish?

she punished the princess and medusa


Who does Athena punish?

Athena punishes alot of people. For one, she punished Medusa for dating with Poseidon in her temple, which is VERY, EXTREMELY rude for a goddess. She couldn't punish her uncle( poseidon) so she punished Medusa, and Medusa's hair turned to snakes.


What got Medusa ugly?

Medusa allowed herself to be seduced by Poseidon while she was a priestess of Athena. Not only did she break her vows of chastity, but she did so in front of the image of Athena. To punish Medusa, Athena made her even more dreadful to look at than her sisters.



Who created medusa?

Theory 1 Medusa was a beatiful mortal that poseidon fell in love with. Her sisters helped her and Poseidon sneak into Athena's temple to make out . When Athena found out, she went into a rage. Not beingable to punish Poseidon, she punished Medusa and her sisters by making them absolutely hideous for the rest of eternity. theory 2 Medusa asked Athena for something and she wouldn't give it to her. So Medusa said she was prettier than Athena. Athena knew that the mortal needed punishment, and she soon found out that Medusa had to gorgon half sisters, so she made Medusa a gorgon as well.


Is Pegasus Poseidon's son?

In some versions of the myths, yes, he's the son of Poseidon and Medusa. What I read is that he 'sprung' from the body of Medusa after she was slain by Perseus, the son of Zeus. Medusa used to be a beautiful maiden. Poseidon and Medusa were found together in the temple of Athena by Athena. Athena found that deeply disrespectful, and since she could not punish her uncle, she settled for turning his new girlfriend into a hideous monster.


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.


Why did Athena kill Medusa?

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


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.


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 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?

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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?

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What troubles Athena?

Medusa because Athena cursed her and Poseidon


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