Medousa (Medusa) was a Gorgon, one of three daughters of Phorkys and Keto.
In a late version of the Medusa myth, related by the Roman poet Ovid (Metamorphoses 4.770), Medusa was originally a ravishingly beautiful maiden, “the jealous aspiration of many suitors,” but because Poseidon had raped her in Athena’s temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa’s beautiful hair to serpents and made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn onlookers to stone. In Ovid’s telling, Perseus describes Medusa’s punishment by Minerva (Athena) as just and well earned.
Ordering for the Medusa Menagerie opens on Tuesday, July 28th at 12 PM (Noon) EST! The collection is inspired by the story of Medusa and includes four eyeshadows (Medousa, Sthenno, Euryale, Khrysaor), a lipgloss (Gorgon), a fragrance from Alchimia Apothecary (Temple of Athena), a highlighter (Pegasos) and a contour powder (Amphisbaena).
The lipgloss and fragrance are limited quantities!