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Medusa

A4 paper, Colored Pencils

The Medusa was the daughter of Phorkys and Keto, the children of Gaia (Earth) and Okeanos (Ocean). She was one of the three sisters known as the Gorgons. The other two sisters were Sthenno and Euryale. Medusa was the only mortal out of the three. She was once very beautiful and lived far in the north were the sun didn't visit. Being very curious, she wanted to see the sun, and asked the Goddess Athena for permission to visit the south. Athena refused to allow her to visit. The medusa got angry and dared to say that Athena hadn't given her permission because she was jealous of her beauty. Athena was angered and punished her by turning her hair into snakes and cursing her by making her so ugly that who ever lookes at her eyes would turn into stone.
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Kattkins Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh! That's a really cool picture! Love the striking eyes and scaly eyebrows. ^^
I haven't heard of that version of Medusa's fate! I normally hear the one where Athena caught Medusa with Poseidon in one of her temples. O.O The more you know~! :D
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venomf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much. They are allot of versions but the most famous in my island is the one of the jealousy theory:) 
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Kattkins Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah, yes, of course. Myths usually have more than one story behind them! ^^
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venomf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah :) they confuse us :P 
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BenHammonds Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013   Writer
I love this image, I have a poem about Medusa in my folder Legends :)  this reminds me of it well :)
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venomf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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BenHammonds Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013   Writer
;)
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Awesomenesokatu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice detail on the snakes!!
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venomf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
THANK YOU :)
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Awesomenesokatu Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
your welcome
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