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Medusa and her Vicious Snakes!!!

A myth submitted to the site by Sally

Athens, Greece

Once upon a time,a long time ago there lived a beautiful maiden named Medusa. Medusa lived in the city of Athens in a country named Greece-and although there were many beautiful girls in the city, Medusa was considered the most lovely.

Unfortunately, Medusa was very self-centered and thought very little of everyone else. Each and everyday she boasted about her prettiness and everyday there were even more outrageous.

On Sunday, Medusa bragged to her miller that her skin was more beautiful than fresh fallen snow. On Monday, she told the cobbler that her hair glowed brighter than the sun. On Tuesday, she commented to the black-smith`s son that her eyes were greener than the Aegean Sea. On Wednesday, she bragged to the public that her lips were redder than the reddest rose.

On and on Medusa went about her beauty to anyone an everyone-until one day she made her first visit to the Parthenon. The Parthenon was a very large temple with lots of beautiful statues and sculptures. Everyone thought about the great god Athena-the god of wisdom-but Medusa did not.

When Medusa entered the altar she sighed and happily said "This is such a pretty temple. It is a shame that it is wasted on Athena."

Before long, the temple was empty of everyone except Medusa, who was to busy looking at her reflection in the large bronze doors. Suddenly, instead of her own features she saw the face of Athena.
"Vain and Foolish girl.You think you are prettier than I am.
There is more to life than just beauty alone!" Athena said angrily. Medusa had replied and said that her beauty was an inspiration to many people. Athena was sickened by her selfishness. Athena turned Medusa into a horrible beast.

Medusa had hair made out of vicious snakes and whenever she looked at someone they would turn into rock-solid stone.

By Sally
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Name: Olivia Harris 27th June 2013
i absolutely love that ledgend
Name: Angela 17th June 2013
Not the story I heard. I heard she was turned into a vicious mythical beast was because she was with a man who madly loved medusa but Athena loved the man as well and in her jealousy, turned medusa into a feared woman so she can never love again.
Name: Emma 15th June 2013
fabolous you should be an author when you grow up because that was absoloutly great!!!!!
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