Classic Greek mythology paints Medousa as a serpent-haired monster who turns people to stone if they merely look at her face. But what made Medousa such a monster?
Author Michael F. Butchin retells the classic story from Medousa’s point of view, taking readers back to Sparta, where her family is violently murdered by the Spartan Krypteia, and she is sold as a slave to the royal house of the Eurypontids.
When Medousa is granted her freedom she devotes herself to Athena, the Goddess of wisdom, courage, and the strategy of war and trains to be a priestess, hoping for kindness and acceptance only to suffer rape and the curse that turns her into a Gorgon.
Fleeing to a life of solitude, Medousa is driven mad by her loneliness and pain, taking out her anger on travelers who cross her path.
In the end it is the Titans, not the Gods, who give her the care and love she longs for, but will she ever find the healing she so deeply desires?