It was October 31st 1808 and their lived a very old women named Sarah. The legend has it that every Halloween, the town of Isreal would throw a baby in the bonfire they had. Sadly Sarah decided to bring her baby to the bonfire, not even thinking that she could have her very own baby killed!
So, when it was time (to throw a baby in the fire)/ they told her it was her turn! Very angry as she was, she burst into flames letting out that she was a witch, but the town just snatched her baby, through it in the fire, then started to laugh at her! She got so angry, that she said aloud the worst thing she could think of: A CURSE! "it has come to which thy shall know, that the first child to ever be born again will be the ugliest creature to ever live!" Then all of a sudden, poof! She was gone!
At first the people couldn't believe it but 2 months later, a child was born! She was indeed the ugliest thing ever! Most said she wasn't even human. This little girl had long razer sharp teeth, poisonous snakes for hair, but worst of all she grew with not being able to look anyone in the eye! Other wise they would be turned into stone. it was then, they decided to name her Medusa! People say, she just got ole and ran away off into the woods!
I don't really care for the title because for Social Studies I have to dress up as medusa so you can see how the title could be just a little offensive. But otherwise I liked the story. it was a cute little story. But the burning babies is not very cool. That part is just sad, and I can see how that would make the mother very mad and sad.
5th November 2015
medusa was turned into a monster by athena as a grown woman. i blame poseidon.
22nd October 2015
um no, medusa wasnt a monster when she was born. she was beautiful but athena made her into a gorgon.