Basic Facts:

  • What happened after the death of Medusa? Her head was put onto Athena’s shield, the Aegis. The name of the shield has been used in multiple fantasy and video game scenarios characters can equip.
  • Medusa’s image is still used in modern-day culture…anyone ever heard of Versace?
  • Many artists have taken the time to paint Medusa…like Leonardo da Vinci, Benvenuto Cellini, and Hubert Gerhard.
  • Medusa was the only one of her sisters who was not immortal.
  • Although seen as a villain in the stories, Medusa’s image is said to represent large ideas such as philosophy, beauty, art and even feminism.

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