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Medusa by GENZOMAN Medusa by GENZOMAN
Medusa (Greek: Μέδουσα (Médousa), "guardian, protectress") was a monstrous chthonic female character; gazing upon her would turn onlookers to stone. She was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon, until giving it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. In classical antiquity and today, the image of the head of Medusa finds expression in the evil-averting device known as the Gorgoneion. She also has two gorgon sisters. The three Gorgon sisters — Medusa, Stheno, and Euryale — were children of Typhon and Echidna, in each case chthonic monsters from an archaic world.

In a late version of the Medusa myth, related by the Roman poet Ovid (Metamorphoses 4.770), Medusa was originally a beautiful maiden, "the jealous aspiration of many suitors," priestess in Athena's temple, but when she was raped by the "Lord of the Sea" Poseidon in Athena's temple, the enraged goddess transformed her beautiful hair to serpents and she made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn a man to stone.

A old draw for Myths & Legends TCG... this pic was a bit more special, cause i LOVE castlevania and more than the myth, forme she is one of the big boss of the game XD,lol, sry... also, is inspired in one of the movie character who scared me the most when i was a kid (lol), the Medusa from Clash of the titans OMFG, i cant take it away from my nightmares XD stop motion rocks over CG.

Photoshop CS/Intuos/7 hours and a half/music: bloody tears-castlevania (haha, sry,when i sit to draw this pic, this song was stucked in my head XD, for every castlevania fan this song is THE SONG!!... btw, castlevania IV is still my favorite on the saga :p)

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DONKEYFRESH420 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Also one of the easiest bosses ever if you know how to do it right. Old school shit is the best.
aceking90 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Why do I get the felling that Athena would be one of those idiot women who support Men's Rights Groups?
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Another story says she was punished for the 'crime' of being a rape victim, because victim-blaming is as old as the damned hills.
KamenRiderHellhound Featured By Owner Edited Aug 12, 2014
I hate the fact that all the depictions of Medusa are of the Gorgons, have them with snake tails.... when in Mythology they are WAY scarier looking.

No seriously, they are WAY more terrifying if you know the original depiction. I say this because in Mythology and Art from Ancient Greece, the gorgons were depicted as having: boar Tusks where their Canine teeth should be, a large Gene Simmons tongue that is perpetually lolling out of their mouths; a pair of bloodshot, wide staring eyes; Claws made of pure brass on their hands and feet; And of course LARGE BIRD WINGS! You read right... the Gorgons could FUCKING FLY!

Also when I said Boar tusks... I meant something like this:…
leomen0 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i kind of feel sorry for her, anyway, this is quite cool! i love it!
Chris2100 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Dat ass.
Starrstryke Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Writer
The transition from woman to snake is flawless........far more realistic looking than most.
Sanchit-Malik Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
First of all I salute to ur art and i got a fantastic reference ! Thnxx buddy !! and jeepers I feel terrible...
LiquidBlueFlame Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
It would be awesome if you did the original Greek depiction of the three Gorones too! That's a sexy skin to scale transition btw, but I wanna see the round head and tusked version of them. :please:
alanfergant Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
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