FEMSLASH AESTHETICS: athena & medusa

    “fearing for her safety, athena gave medusa the self preservation powers of a gorgon, to turn those who threatened her to stone, so athena’s beloved medusa would never have to be at the mercy of a man again.”


Medusa: one of the three Gorgons, a daughter of Phorcys and Ceto, and the only sister who was mortal; she was once a young woman of great beauty, and was pursued by many suitors; after being raped by Poseidon in Athena’s temple, she incurred the goddesses’s wrath, and was transformed into a monster; she was later beheaded by the hero Perseus, and her head was mounted upon Athena’s shield