Medusa, A Love Story (Loves of Olympus, #1) by Sasha SummersIts said love can change a person. Medusa wasnt always a monster...
Medusa is ruled by duty, to her Titan father and the Goddess Athena. Shes no room for the tenderness her warrior guard, Ariston, stirs. When Olympus frees her from service, her heart leads her into the arms of the guard she loves... and curses her as the creature with serpent locks.
Ariston goes to war with a full heart... and dreadful foreboding. He learns too late of the danger Medusa faces, alone, and a Persian blade sends him into the Underworld. But death, curses, nor the wrath of the Gods will keep him from returning to her.
Poseidon will use Greeces war to get what he wants: Medusa. He does not care that she belongs to another. He does not care that she will be damned. He is a God, an Olympian, and she will be his.
Medusa and Poseidon: The Curse of Athena - Greek Mythology - See U in History
The Real Story of Medusa: Protective Powers from a Snake-Haired Gorgon
Medusa , in Greek mythology , the most famous of the monster figures known as Gorgons. She was usually represented as a winged female creature having a head of hair consisting of snakes; unlike the Gorgons, she was sometimes represented as very beautiful. Medusa was the only Gorgon who was mortal; hence her slayer, Perseus , was able to kill her by cutting off her head. From the blood that spurted from her neck sprang Chrysaor and Pegasus , her two sons by Poseidon. The severed head, which had the power of turning into stone all who looked upon it, was given to Athena , who placed it in her shield; according to another account, Perseus buried it in the marketplace of Argos.
Medusa and Athena - Ancient Greek Goddesses - Greek Mythology
In ancient Greek mythology, Medusa is the most famous of three monstrous sisters known as the Gorgons. Of the three, only Medusa is said to be mortal. But she is also the most famous and the myth of her demise at the hands of Perseus is often recounted. In this work, Ovid describes Medusa as originally being a beautiful maiden. Stone carved panel of the head of Medusa.