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.
How Medusa in Greek Mythology Turned Into a Monster
One of the most popular beings from Greek mythology is not even a god or a monster; she is actually a cursed woman who is a victim to a horrendous crime. Her name meant "guardian" and "protectress. Medusa is known as a woman with snakes for hair and a gaze that turns men into stone. But who knows the truth behind this woman? This is her story. Medusa was a priestess to the goddess Athena, the virgin goddess of wisdom and battle. One requirement to be a priestess for Athena is that the young woman must be a virgin and give her life to the goddess.
Written by GreekBoston. Medusa is one of the Gorgon Sisters in Greek mythology and is always depicted as being a monster. It has been said that her hair was made of venomous snakes and one glance into her eyes can turn anyone to stone. The stories often depict her victims as frozen in place, preserved as stone sculptures for all eternity. In fact, by reading the stories it is obvious that the Ancient Greeks were frightened of her. Here are the details of who Medusa was, how she became a monster, and information about her downfall.
By deTraci Regula. Medusa is one of the more unusual divine figures of ancient Greece mythology. One of a trio of Gorgon sisters, Medusa was the only sister who was not immortal. She is famed for her snake-like hair and her gaze, which turns those who look at her to stone. Legend states that Medusa was once a beautiful, avowed priestess of Athena who was cursed for breaking her vow of celibacy. When Medusa had an affair with the sea god Poseidon , Athena punished her. She turned Medusa into a hideous hag, making her hair into writhing snakes and her skin was turned a greenish hue.