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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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jigsawmind Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Super bad!
tomtomboy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
looks like jillian michaels
Electric-Raichu Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't think that's what she looked like.
grisador Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Amazing :o
21Mauricio21 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
Greeks really got scared the first time they saw someone with dreadlocks =p that they got petrified in fear, hence the myth.
HopeCvon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like the version from OUaT. Awesome!
Elena-Clio Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work!
DracowormArt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Amazing Gonzalo! :D
fitipaldi93 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
git gud nob

naga people and mermaids don't have an ass
asari13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
badass medusa
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:…
Anonymous-Goose 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
Angelic-Painter Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist


(umm i think i saw this pic on someone elses account.....probably they stole it)

jelloegg Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Nice tongue.  :extremeblush:
TheDeviantM Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Bedeviled-Stallion50 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't forget the ass! :D
jessesbv Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Interesting that you gave her rattles; I don't think I've ever seen that before. It adds to the deadliness of her already impressive figure.
(Ahem) VERY impressive figure.
TheIvoryFalcon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student
Snake ass! fuck yeah!
RexBlazer1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Instead of the monster that's depicted in the old Clash of the Titans movie, here, she's presented as something I'd rather make sweet love to, which is an ok in my book. Also, Medusa is the monster from Greek Mythology that I hold the most sympathy towards, as her story reinforces my dislike for the Olympians and my belief that they were more trouble than they were worth.
Ka-taGoRy9 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
^totally agree; like, why the hell was She being punished for being fucking raped?! ugh, the more i read of the Greek/Roman pantheon, the more i weep.
RexBlazer1 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's sad. For me personally, I prefer the Egyptian pantheon, and while admit that those guys had their flaws as well, at least their head honcho, Ra, was man enough to take responsibility and clean up his own messes. The Greek/Roman pantheon, they just did whatever the Hell they wanted and didn't give a damn about the consequences.
Bugerman101 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
screw both. go christian demonology!
RexBlazer1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jianblade Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Why not both? :D
RexBlazer1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both what?
dariofprsia Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
I feel the same way about the stop-motion medusa!
When I was a kid that scared the s**t out of me!

Awesome work by the way.
Fenris007 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Snakey got Back!
bronzesword Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Powerful compositon!
xXDoctorMythXx Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omygohd dat so creepy
PurpleSweets Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Evil, playful & killer looks, Love It!!!!
amadrabbit Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
I'm getting a Medusa tattoo and wanted to use this as a reference. Because of the placement, I'd need to make alterations to the positioning of her body and I wanted your permission!
Y-Mangaka Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
forgive my own snake but...

one thing for sure bout that Medusa, her eyes will be alot easier to look at.
ShadowTSH Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
its akward how shes actually kinda pretty for a monster in this. shesalso more in shape then me XD
poison2ivy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012 your work!
KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Let me get this straight: She was "punished" for being "raped" in Athena's Athena herself, who turned her into the Medusa pictured above(which is mostly what ALL of us envision when we hear her name)then the added punishment of turning all men who look at her into stone!?!
bookgrl63 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Typical patriarchy, right? Originally she was just supposed to be the only mortal one of three sisters. You could also make the argument that Athena was actually giving her a gift. Medusa was raped because of her beauty. With her ugliness she was able to take revenge on all men who dared even look at her. I'd prefer that interpretation.
KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh well that sounds better!
spiderxand Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
If only she looked like that in Clash of the Titans. SIGH.
Trocadero Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Ahh, medusa-sideboob! Now only a certain, important part of my anatomy turned into stone...
spiderxand Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
TMI, but accurate.
dav45 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
ihrtasab Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
her body looks anitomically hard to draw
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