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MEDUSA

Medusa in Myth

Medusa was a terrible monster who had laid waste to the country. She was once a beautiful maiden whose hair was her chief glory, but as she dared to vie in beauty with Athena, the goddess deprived her of her charms and changed her beautiful ringlets into hissing serpents. She became a cruel monster of so frightening an aspect that no living thing could behold her without being turned into stone. All around the cavern where she dwelt might be seen the stony figures of men and animals which had chanced to catch a glimpse of her and had been petrified with the sight. Perseus, favored by Athena and Hermes, the former of whom lent him her shield and the latter his winged shoes, approached Medusa while she slept, and taking care not to look directly at her, but guided by her image reflected in the bright shield which he bore, he cut off her head and gave it to Athena, who fixed it in the middle of her Aegis.
from Bulfinch's Mythology

Many later images of Medusa thwart our expectations of what she should look like. From the previous story, we are led to believe that she was a creature so hideous in appearance that her very glance could petrify the viewer. However, in works such as the Medusa Rondanini, Medusa has the face of a beautiful woman. It is only her expression of deep sorrow - and the intertwined snakes around her head - that hint that this is a representation of the monster of myth and legend. This manner of depiction reveals that Medusa was originally a lovely woman - it was her tragedy that she was foolish enough to compare herself to a goddess.

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Medusa 1, one of the GORGONS, was beheaded by Perseus 1.



Medusa 1, una de las GÓRGONAS, fue decapitada por Perseo 1

The GORGONS

Mortal Medusa 1 is one of the three GORGONS, the others being the immortals Stheno and Euryale 1. The GORGONS were snake-haired, had great tusks like swine's, brazen hands, golden wings, and they turned to stone those who beheld them.

Otherwise the GORGONS are said to have been a race of warlike women living in Libya, who were defeated by Perseus 1.
LAS GÓRGONAS

Medusa 1, que era mortal, es una de las tres GÓRGONAS. Las otras dos, que eran inmortales, son Esteno y Euríale. Las GÓRGONAS tienen la cabellera formada por serpientes, grandes colmillos de jabalí, manos de bronce y alas de oro. Tienen la facultad (aún después de muerta, como en el caso de Medusa 1) de convertir en piedra a quienquiera las mire de frente.

Otros han dicho que las GÓRGONAS eran una raza de mujeres guerreras de Libia, que fueron derrotadas por Perseo 1.

The beauty of Medusa 1

Still others affirm that Medusa 1 was a beautiful woman and the hope of many suitors, and that the most beautiful in her was her magnificent hair. However, fair Medusa 1 was ravished in the temple of Athena by Poseidon, and in order to punish this deed, Athena changed the beautiful locks of Medusa 1 into repugnant snakes.
La belleza de Medusa 1

También se afirma que Medusa 1 había sido una hermosa mujer—la ilusión de muchos pretendientes—de espléndida cabellera, que fue violada por Poseidón en el templo de Atenea. La diosa entonces castigó el sacrilegio convirtiendo su cabellera en víboras repugnantes.

Perseus 1 kills her

Medusa 1 alone was mortal among the GORGONS, which made it possible for Perseus 1 to come after her head. In order to kill her, he beheld the image of Medusa 1 on a brazen shield, so that he would not be turned into a stone for looking at her, and, his hand guided by Athena, he beheaded her.
Perseus 1 le da muerte

De las GÓRGONAS, sólo Medusa 1 era mortal, lo que permitió a Perseo 1 ir en pos de su cabeza. Para evitar ser convertido en piedra al comatir con ella, miraba su reflejo en un bruñido escudo de bronce, y gracias a Atenea que dirigía su mano, la decapitó.

Her children are born when she is dead

When her head was cut off, there sprang from her trunk Pegasus and Chrysaor. Pegasus was a winged horse which opened up a spring on a mountain by striking the rock with its hoof. Bellerophon mounted Pegasus, harnessing him with a bridle with golden cheek-pieces which Athena gave him, when he went to kill the Chimera. Pegasus is said to have leapt forth from the neck of the slain Medusa 1, its mane bespattered with blood. Later, Pegasus flew away, and left the earth and came to heaven, where he brings to Zeus the thunder and lightning.
Sus hijos nacen cuando ella muere

Al ser decapitada, nacieron de su cuerpo Pegaso y Crisaor. Pegaso es el caballo alado que una vez hiciera surgir una fuente en una montaña, agrietando la roca con una pezuña. Tiempo después, Belerofontes lo montaría para ir a matar a la Quimera, enbridándolo con los frenos de oro que Atenea le dio. Se dice que Pegaso salió por el cuello de Medusa 1 con las crines salpicadas de sangre. Más tarde, Pegaso voló a los cielos y ahí se ocupa de traerle a Zeus el trueno y el relámpago.

Persecution

When Medusa 1 was beheaded, the other GORGONS woke up and pursued Perseus 1, but they could not see him because he was wearing the helmet of Hades.

Others tell that Medusa 1 was a queen who reigned in the land around Lake Tritonis in Libya, and that she was assassinated by night when she was encamped with an army against the forces of Perseus 1.
Persecución

Despertaron las GÓRGONAS al ser Medusa 1 decapitada, y salieron a perseguir a Perseo 1, pero como éste llevaba puesto el yelmo de Hades que lo hacía invisible, no lo pudieron encontrar.

Otros afirman que Medusa 1 era una reina de las comarcas vecinas del Lago Tritonis en Libia, que fue asesinada durante la noche cuando acampaba con el ejército que dirigía contra Perseo 1.

Others with the same name

Medusa 2 was daughter of King Sthenelus 3 of Mycenae, son of Perseus 1.
Medusa 3 was daughter of King Priam 1.
Medusa 4 was a daughter of King Pelias 1 of Iolcus, the man who sent Jason and the ARGONAUTS to fetch the Golden Fleece in Colchis (Caucasus).


Otras de idéntico nombre

Medusa 2 era hija del rey Esténelo de Micenas, hijo de Perseo 1.
Medusa 3 era hija del rey Príamo 1 de Troya.
Medusa 4 era hija del rey Pelias 1 de Yolco, el hombre que envió a Jasón y los ARGONAUTAS a recuperar el Vellocino de Oro que se hallaba en Cólquide (en el Cáucaso).




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