Medusa: look me in the eyes!

“Amor et psyche”

Medusa is another figure from the Greek mythology. imageOriginally she was a priestess of Athena, very charming, with beautiful locks adorning her face. After having had an intercourse with Neptune in the temple of Athena (wisdom), the goddess herself turned Medusa into a monster with snakes in place of her hairs to punish the desecration of the temple.

Medusa wandered the world spreading despair and death since she had the power to turn men into stones just by meeting their eyes. She found peace when the hero Perseus (wisdom) cut her head.image

Maybe this is a myth that stands for a symbol of the constructive and destructive power of the reason.