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Medusa and Perseus



Camilo Cañaveral-Alzate, 1 ESO A, Spanish School "V. Canada Blanch", London

Camilo Cañaveral-Alzate, 1 ESO A, Spanish School "V. Canada Blanch", London



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  • Medusa
  • Mythology
    In Greek mythology, Medusa was a Gorgon, a group of three sisters.
    She was the youngest
    most dangerous
    and the only mortal one.
  • Dictionary
    Mortal: related to something or someone
    who can die.
  • Happy Photo!
  • History and Mythology
    The Gorgons were:
    1- Stheno (the oldest sister)
    2- Euryale (the middle sister)
    3- Medusa The youngest sister)
    • They were daughters of Phorcys and his sister Ceto, two chthonic monsters.
  • Dictionary
    Chthonic: in, under, or beneath the earth
    (in this case it means evil)
  • Parents’ photo
  • Gorgon Fashion
    The gorgon sisters’ aspect was horrible:
    • In their heads grew snakes instead of hair.
    • Their body was full of scales.
    • Their mouth was full of fangs.
    • Their hands were made of bronze.
    • And their wings were made of gold.
  • Gorgon catwalk
  • Power
    If they looked directly into someone’s eyes, the person would get petrified forever.
  • Dictionary
    Petrify: To become stone. (In Medusa’s case, her victims would become statues)
  • Don’t look!
  • Home
    The Gorgon family lived in the west of Greece, near the entrance to the underworld!
    Everyone in the country was scared of The Gorgon sisters, even some heroes.
  • Home, sweet home
  • Pretty woman
    The myth says that Medusa was a young and beautiful lady and that Poseidon was in love with her. One day Poseidon took her to the temple of Athena and raped her there.
  • You must know…
    Poseidon and Athena were enemies because they competed about giving the name to the capital of Greece.
    Poseidon offered a great fountain with horses to the people.
    On the other hand, Athena gave an olive tree which was impossible to destroy.
    The people of the capital liked Athena’s offer so they decided to give the name of Athens to their city.
    Poseidon was really angry.
  • We got to fight, fight…
  • Let’s continue
    When Athena discovered this, she punished Medusa, making her hair grow into snakes.
  • Punishment
  • Death
    When Medusa got pregnant by Poseidon, Perseus, son of Zeus, with the help of Athena and Hermes, killed her by chopping her head off. He never looked at her eyes, never. He saw her thanks to the reflection on his shield, he spied her all day. When she went to bed and closed her eyes… Choom!
  • Dead photo
  • Descendants
    When the blood was pouring off Medusa’s head, the famous horse Pegasus was created with its brother Chrysaor, another creature with a human boby.
  • Chopping photo
  • Medusa’s head was useful!
    • When Teseus saved the head of Medusa, he used it to petrify many enemies such as Polydectus, and the giant Atlas. When he finished using it, he gave it to Athena, as a present, for her shield.
  • Present photo
  • Thank you
    By Camilo Cañaveral Alzate 1ESO A
    Information from: http://perso.wanadoo.es/magenia1/hazanas/perseo.htm and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUYvGbz-X2s