(4/8) Legendary Creatures
MEDUSA (Greek: Μέδουσα; Médousa) In Greek mythology Medusa was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a hideous human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazing directly into her eyes would turn onlookers to stone. Most sources describe her as the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto. Medusa was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. 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.
October 28, 2014
What else do Banshees do ?
TID Appreciation Week - day one
↳ Favorite Character -William Herondale
"But what have I to prove? It should be you wrapped up in Zmey Gorinich’s coils, proving that you are not a monster, that you are worthy of me!”
“Have I not proven it? Have I not taken you out of your starving city and fed you, clothed you in fine things, taught you how to listen and how to speak, brought you to a place where you are a mistress, a tsarevna adored and worshipped, made love to, your skin dusted with jewels? Did I not dower myself? Did I not come to you on my knees with a kingdom in my hand?”
and hair grows back
your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness
who needs a social life when you have followers who don’t talk to you and you run a blog no one cares about
I’ll walk forever with s t o r i e s inside me
that the people I love the most
can never hear.
she had not known before that she wanted all these things, that she preferred dark hair and a slightly cruel expression, that she wished for tallness, or that a man kneeling might thrill her. a whole young life’s worth of slowly collected predilections coalesced in a few moments within her, and koschei bessmertny, his lashes full of snow, became perfect.