Medusa

Paintings from my recent "Misunderstood Monsters" series. It aims to capture how stories often have two sides and how women too often are marginalised in history, legends and religions. Medusa is traditionally seen as an evil antagonist in many of the Greek myths, but an alternative perspective was offered by the Roman poet Ovid. In his version, Medusa was a beauty who after being raped by Poseidon in Athena's Temple was disfigured by Athena due to jealousy for her beauty (classic example of some freaky victim blaming)...

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X-Chel 25 Dec 2019

Nice image and hairdo!

Maria Anna Machado 11 Nov 2019

BEAUTIFUL...ALL