Innocent, chaste, lowly
Didn't succumb to the praises
men and gods offered to her beauty.
Heart as pure as fine gold
Blessed with glorious hair which was the most wonderful of her charms.
Born an angel from a loin that created monsters.
Mortal amongst immortals
Surrendered herself to the service and worship of Athena
Mortal men instigated Athena's jealousy
Poseidon stole her virtue and chastity
Betrayed and cursed by the very one she ran to for refuge
Her gaze which once sparked the hearts of men
Now left all men who stared on it petrified.
She who was light in darkness
Became the greatest darkness of all.
Men, gods, mortals, and immortals alike
sort for ways to end her.
But none could conquer a heart that bled like hers did.
With Hermes'winged sandals
Hades'helmet of invisibility
Athena's shield and
A sword that could cut through anything.
Perseus ended Medusa
Her head ripped from her neck.
But even in her death her magic lived on
In a Kybisis did Perseus keep her head
Used in battle to defeat his enemies.
For her stone gaze neither died nor dwindle in it's strength
Her blood used to take lives and raise from the dead
The lock of her snake hair used as an amulet to chase out demons
In birth Medusa was an angelic guardian to all men
And in death, an evil to repel evil.