Rate this Mythological creature: The Medusa?

Rate this Mythological creature: The Medusa?



generally described as a human female with a hideous face and living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazers on her face would turn to stone. Most sources describe her as the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto, though the author Hyginus (Fabulae Preface) makes Medusa the daughter of Gorgon and Ceto. According to Hesiod and Aeschylus, she lived and died on an island named Sarpedon, somewhere near Cisthene. The 2nd-century BCE novelist Dionysios Skytobrachion puts her somewhere in Libya, where Herodotus had said the Berbers originated her myth, as part of their religion.

Medusa was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head, which retained its ability to turn onlookers to stone, as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield.

  • 5/5 my favorite mythological creature
    41% (13)25% (6)34% (19)Vote
  • 4/5 i like it a lot
    28% (9)54% (13)39% (22)Vote
  • 3/5 meh they are ok
    19% (6)8% (2)14% (8)Vote
  • 2/5 i dont really like it
    6% (2)4% (1)5% (3)Vote
  • 1/5 i hate it
    3% (1)9% (2)5% (3)Vote
  • 0/5 worst mythological creature ever!
    3% (1)0% (0)3% (1)Vote
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Most Helpful Girl

  • she looks like me on a bad day xD

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Most Helpful Guy

  • There is kind of a soft spot in my heart for the classics abd this definitely qualifies. The greek myth creatures are a part of the foundation of western story telling and culture.

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What Girls Said 18

What Guys Said 16

  • E, for some reason. I don't know, it's just me. I've read and heard somewhere that the medusa's head can still be used as a weapon or something even if it was severed from her body.

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  • Are you kidding me this use do suck as a 5* hero but as a 6* hero she is like.. Man she will change the phase of battle if placed correctly..
    http://i.imgur.com/yvk3Gyz.jpg

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  • she's pretty cool really

    Also reminds me of this song :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lwDBz62S9k

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  • im 80% sure he was the most beautiful woman not hideous

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  • I felt sorry for Medusa when I saw her in Clash of the Titans.

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  • I actually hate this one haha she freaks me out.

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  • Also a five because it's so epic.
    I'm still waiting for my favorite creature to pop up :)

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  • Harder to flirt than most other females , well ,
    i usually started with eye contact ,,

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  • 4/5 i like it a lot

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  • Medusa is a name i think, she is a Gorgon
    I just read a book where the three gorgon sisters are the badguys... thats how i know 👌🏼

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  • Voted 1/5

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  • many of them walk the face of the earth.

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  • I voted 5, she's not my favorite though, but she is pretty badass.

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    • I think I like fairies and imps the best, though angels are pretty epic too.

    • Oh, and I also like gryffins a lot.

  • I have not read up on her history so I'll have too find out

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  • She is bae.
    I would <3

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  • Scury af I'm scured

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