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The Genealogy of Greek Mythology: An Illustrated Family Tree of Greek Myth from the First Gods to the Founders of Rome

The Genealogy of Greek Mythology: An Illustrated Family Tree of Greek Myth from the First Gods to the Founders of Rome
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10 Horrifying Monsters in Literature (10 items)
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Published 1 year, 8 months ago 21 comments

Website: Amazon
Manufacturer: Gotham
Release date: 15 September 2003
ISBN-10 : 1592400132 | ISBN-13: 9781592400133
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10 Horrifying Monsters in Literature (10 books items)

"Medusa Perhaps the purest entry on this list in terms of physical horror, Medusa is the daughter of sea gods Phorcys and Ceto, and in the original version of the mythos, she and her three sisters, also snake-haired and ugly, always existed in their monstrous form. It’s the late addition popularized by Ovid in his Metamorphoses that gives Medusa the backstory of once being so beautiful that Poseidon raped her in Athena’s temple. This infuriated Athena, who promptly transformed Medusa into a"