Medusa/Lore

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Medusa minimap icon.png Medusa, the Gorgon
Beauty is power. This thought comforted Medusa--the youngest and loveliest of three beautiful Gorgon sisters, born to a sea goddess--because she alone of the sisters was mortal. It comforted her, that is, until the day masked assailants invaded the Gorgon realm and tore the two immortal sisters from their home, unmoved by their beauty or by their tears. One of the invaders seized Medusa as well, but then cast her aside with a disgusted look: 'This one has the mortal stink upon her. We have no use for that which dies.' Humiliated, enraged, Medusa fled to the temple of her mother and cast herself before the goddess, crying, 'You denied me eternal life--therefore I beg you, give me power! Power, so I can dedicate what life I have to rescuing my sisters and avenging this injustice!' After long thought, the goddess granted her daughter's request, allowing Medusa to trade her legendary beauty for a face and form of terrifying strength. Never for a moment has Medusa regretted her choice. She understands that power is the only beauty worth possessing--for only power can change the world.
Medusa
Associated with
Heroes:Zeus minimap icon.png Zeus
Pangolier minimap icon.png Pangolier
Places:Yama Raskav Jungle
Characters:Gorgons
Species:Hydra
  • Medusa has a rock garden that contains the petrified statues of heroes.[1]
  • Medusa owns a snakeskin purse.[2]
  • Before her transformation, Medusa wore a delicate veil over her face.[3]
  • Medusa owns a bow made from the wood and crystallized venom of a viper from the Yama Raskav Jungle.[4]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Medusa

  • ▶️ Bristleback minimap icon.png r Ooh, ain't you a bonnie fair.
  • ▶️ Keeper of the Light minimap icon.png r It is my heart's dearest wish to acquit myself nobly in your sight, good lady Medusa.
  • ▶️ ▶️ Monkey King minimap icon.png r I saw you and Zeus at the Sundered Moon the other night, he's married you know.
  • ▶️ ▶️ Monkey King minimap icon.png r So, does your hair ever get tangles? Or does it always just look good?

Enemies killing Medusa

Others

References[edit]

  1. Medusa response: ▶️ You'll make a fine addition to my rock garden.
  2. Medusa response: ▶️ Is it creepy that I have a snakeskin purse?
  3. Circlet of Forsaken Beauty description.
  4. Bow of the Serpent description.
  5. Medusa response: ▶️ Zeus minimap icon.png Tell your brothers I said hello.
  6. Pangolier response: ▶️ When this is over, Medusa, I will help you on your quest. I can do no less.