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

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Why did Athena turn Medusa to a gorgon when she went out with Poseidon?

Medusa didn't just 'go out' with Poseidon. They had sex in Athena's temple (which is greatly disrespectful, also considering that Athena is one of the three virgin goddesses). So, she got mad and turned Medusa into a gorgon. That is why Medusa hates Athena.


Why did Athena turn Medusa into a Gorgon?

Medusa and Poseidon (god of the seas) had sex in one of Athena's temples, which angered Athena.


Is Medusa a gorgon?

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


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.


What happened between Medusa and Poseidon?

Poseidon wanted to have carnal relations with Medusa but Medusa was a priestess in the temple of Athena, a maiden god. As such, all of her priestess were also expected to be maidens. Poseidon disregarded this and raped Medusa within the temple walls. Athena was infuriated but could not take her vengeance on Poseidon so instead she turned Medusa into a gorgon. Medusa was essentially punished for being raped.


Was Medusa always a gorgon?

NO.........Medusa had relationships with Athena's brother poseidon and gave birth to their child when she was killed by (Perseus).She was a beautiful young woman but Athena turned her into a gorgon.


Why was Medusa turned ugly?

Medusa was turned into an ugly Gorgon by Athena. She did so because Medusa once made love to Poseidon in Athena's temple.


What are the crimes that the Greek god Poseidon did?

Raped Medusa in the temple of Athena. Athena then blamed Medusa because it happened in her temple and turned her into the hideous gorgon that she is known for being.


Who transformed Medusa into a Gorgon?

Athena great goddess of wisdom turned her into a gorgon because she was having sex with Poseidon in Athena's sacred Temple.


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.


Why did Athena help Perseus defeat Medusa?

Medusa is one of the Three Gorgon sisters. She dated Poseidon, who has a fancy for sea monsters. Athena caught Medusa & Poseidon in her temple, the Parthanon. So she cast a spell on Medusa turning her into an ugly hag with snakes as hair. When Perseus went to hunt down Medusa Athena was happy to help. Athena also wanted Medusa's head on her shield.


Did Medusa want to be a gorgon?

No; originally, she was a beautiful maiden, before Athena turned her into a monster as a punishment for laying with Poseidon in her temple.


What did Medusa do that got her turned into a Gorgon?

Medusa was a follower of the virgin goddess Athena, and her workers were to remain virgins. However, Medusa, being quite beautiful, was raped by the god of the sea Poseidonin the temple of Athena. Poseidon was not blamed, however, Medusa was, and because of that, Athena turned her and her sisters into Gorgons


Why did Medusa turn to a goegon?

First of all, Medusa is a gorgon, not a goegon. Medusa wasn't always an ugly monster. In fact, she was one of the most beautiful person in the world. Poseidon was in love with her and one day, Athena found them in her temple. She got mad and since she couldn't do anything to Poseidon, she turned Medusa into the ugly gorgon you have now.


Who are Athena's enimes?

PoseidonBecause she cought Poseidon with Medusa(non gorgon form) in her temple.MedusaBecause she was with Poseidon in Athena's temple so she turned Medusa in to a gorgon.ArachneBecause she believed she was better at weaving than Athena, and when they has a contest, Arachne won , so Athena turned her in to an arachnid/spider.AresBecause of the obvious sibling rivalry and because they are both gods of war. Athena for the stratigist, defending side, and Ares for the attacking, bloodthirsty side.


What was Medusa's duty?

Medusa was originally a priestess of Athena. But because she allowed herself to be seduced within the Temple by Poseidon, Athena cursed her into her Gorgon form. She had no other duties.


Who was Medusa and how did she turn into a gorgon?

Medusa was said to be a daughter of Ceto and Phorcys. In some mythology, it says that Medusa and Poseidon were caught in Athena's temple by Athena herself. Athena, enraged, turned Medusa's hair into snakes. Whoever looked at her turned to stone.


Why does Medusa like to be a gorgon?

Medusa never asked to be a gorgon. Athena turned her into one when she caught her messing around with Poseidon in her temple. Her devious nature and killing streak is probably fueled by her frustration with not being a beautiful young maiden anymore.


How would you describe the Gorgon Medusa?

Medusa was a female monster, a Gorgon, who's hair was composed of snakes. If you looked into her face (which was supposed to be frightening and terrible to behold), you would turn into stone. Medusa used to be very beautiful until Athena caught her and Poseidon together in her temple.


Did Athena turn Medusa into a gorgon so that men couldn't fall in love with her?

She turned Medusa into a monster as a punishment for sneaking out with the sea god Poseidon in Athena's temple, thereby desecrating it.


Why did turned Medusa into a hideous monster?

Athena did cause she was mad at the Gorgon for making out with Poseidon, so she turned her into a monster at her main Temple. Problem solved!


If Medusa was turned into a gorgon by Athena then how did her sisters become gorgons?

Medusa went into Athene's temple and Poseidon was spying on her and then Poseidon raped her in front of Athene so Athene got furious and said the that wasn't going to happen again so Athene turned Medusa into a gorgon because she said that it was Medusa's fought.Then Athene found out that Medusa had two sisters so Athene said that Medusa's sisters were probably are going to do the something so she turned then into gorgon. Medusa was probably 25 years old when she was turned into a ugly gorgon


Who turned Medusa into a beast?

Athena Goddess of Intelligent War turned Medusa into a gorgon because she was a nymph that was having an affair with Poseidon God of the Sea. You see Medusa and Poseidon decided to meet inside Athena's temple. They had sex and Athena got angry and since Medusa had her sisters help her gain entrance to the temple Athena transformed them as well, but only Medusa was given immortality so she had to watch her sisters grow old and die.


Is Poseidon a good guy?

No one knows, He is a Big Jerk tho cause he made love to the worst person ever ... Medusa yep Medusa people might think Medusa is Ugly but she was beautiful until Athena goddess of Wisdom found her Uncle Poseidon making love to Beautiful Medusa in Athena's temple that made her furious so Athena cursed Medusa into a gorgon with hair as snakes


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