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November 20, 2019
November 20, 2019
I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better.
Isn’t it strange how much of a monster Medusa has been made into throughout history? She was an innocent, lovely priestess of Athena’s temple. She was devoted to the preservation of Athena’s presence in her community.
But, after being violated by Poseidon in the temple Medusa was sworn to protect, Athena chose to curse her (the victim) with an isolating condition of scary snake-hair and a petrifying gaze.
Athena, in her rage, couldn’t punish her uncle Poseidon so she went after the helpless mortal Medusa (???).
And she’s the one called the monster?
This is all a bummer. But it doesn’t feel unfamiliar, does it?
So, this is what we’re going to do.
We’re going to flip the narrative. No longer are we going to perpetuate the “stay away from Medusa! She’ll turn you to stone! For no reason other than she is EVIL and UGLY!” narrative.
Now, we are going to see her side of the story. And we’ll ask her questions and we’ll listen to what she has to say. Heck, we’ll even give her the stage.