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Medusa's Saviour Resubmit by sakimichan Medusa's Saviour Resubmit by sakimichan
Feel free to use it as wallpaper : )

Sorry for the resubmit ^^, I had to correct a few things and I wanted to add some texture on it as well and I think 1 picture per day is enough XD I'm trying to stick to 1 pic a day for this week at least > .<

This painting is about medusa who meets a blind man who didn't mind her appearance, because of his kind heart he had to comfort her crys and so the story goes...

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used: photoshop CS 4
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:icondemoniac-woman:
demoniac-woman Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!!! I love your work and I love that storie more than the original one! If you write a book, I will buy it! For sure. ^^
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Ehsol-namu Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist
Someone needs to write a story based on this! 
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Jane-sam Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  New Deviant
I will write the best story in history of this! I will also write a story with my very own OC in it.
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Ehsol-namu Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist
Where will you post it? Can you send me a link? 
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deegan205 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
It shows the soft side of medusa.
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Yutamomo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Waw, I Would never have imagined that my wallpaper could be created by your hands. 
I quickly found the picture on google... And now I see it here !
Ahah As always, I love your works :) 

Congrats !
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HermunicaLazy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Student General Artist
Why isn't there a story for this!?!?!
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:icongira132:
Gira132 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
This is so beautiful
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:icongyotetsku-sama:
Gyotetsku-sama Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
SOMEBODY MAKE A STORY FOR THIS!
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HermunicaLazy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Student General Artist
Here Here
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bishoujosavior Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Medusa x blind man is a great ship.
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fugimoto Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
:iconbanzaiplz: YES! glad i wasn't the only one thinking of something like this happening! :iconloveloveplz:
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kanikage Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
Beautiful artwork!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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Wolfyxe Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I always love the idea of tragic/pitiful Medusa that was evil but secretly wanting to be good > < So yes, I Realllyy like this! The contrast with the light si really liberating : D
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vonotto Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
Athena turned Medusa into a gorgon cause medusa had sex in Athena's temple with Athena's brother Poseidon. Serves her right, that little whore.
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demoniac-woman Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist

Hello! Even if someone else reply almost the same thing as me, I felt to reply too.

The legend of Medusa has several versions. I know two versions. Both versions are similar, but have a little something that is different. In one, Medusa would have consented to have a sexual relationship with Poseidon, inside the temple of Athena and in the other version, she would not have consented to have a sexual relationship with Poseidon. I prefer the second version, because it's more tragic and described Medusa as a priestess, a virtuous and a pure woman, nothing to do with a whore. 

Here the divergence of both versions of legend of Medusa:

The First Version: Medusa was a priestess of the temple of Athena. Many man wanted to marry Medusa, because of her great beauty. She refuses every man, because she had to remain chaste and virtuous to remain a priestess of Athena's Temple. Poseidon was seduced by her beauty. He entered the temple of Athena and went to meet Medusa. He had a sexual relationship with Medusa inside the temple of Athena and Medusa was willing. Athena was outraged, because of these. Athena was wrathful, because she did not appreciate that her temple being soiled like this. She threw her anger on Medusa and she turned her into a gorgon. Athena did nothing against Poseidon, since he was her uncle. Also, Athena considers that it is the fault of Medusa, because she committed a sacrilege against her and her temple. What Athena consider, it's Medusa that soiled her temple and she was suppose to stay virgin and pure while she is a priestess of the Athena's temple. Also, Athena exhiled Medusa.

The Second Version: Medusa was a priestess of the temple of Athena. Medusa, who was a very beautiful woman, had many men that wanted to marry her, but to remain a priestess of Athena's Temple, Medusa had to remain chaste and virtuous. Poseidon desired Medusa, because of her great beauty. He entered the temple of Athena and violated Medusa. Athena, wrathful, she was, she transform Medusa into a gorgon, because Medusa soiled the temple of Athena. Since Poseidon is a god and her uncle, she punished only Medusa for this sacrilege. Also, Athena exhiled Medusa.

Just to let you know, the story is a little longer than this, something else happen after Medusa being exhiled, but now it's too long to wrote and I just know a little after all. But well, what I know is that Medusa got killed by Perseus. And for real, what xoachel say about Poseidon feeling sorry about what's happen to Medusa and etc, I didn't know. I am happy to know it! ^^

And like xoachel say, Poseidon is not the brother of Athena. Explanation, depending on versions, Poseidon is the uncle of Athena, because he is the brother of Zeus and Zeus is the father of Athena. Hera and Zeus are brother and sister and also a couple, they had many children together, but Zeus slept with many mortals women too. Greek mythology = incests = complicate relationships = love, rape, betrayal, etc. xD


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xoachel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
correction she was raped on the temple steps as she was a shrine maiden there and Poseidon isn't her brother...
Zeus,Hera, Hestia ,Demeter, Hades, Poseidon are siblings where as Athena was Zeus and Hera's daughter all the gods are from incest as well as the titans hence why they all have so many issues and family drama XD

and last i checked being beautiful and getting raped doesn't make you a whore :l she earned more anger cause they compared her to the goddess on level of beauty and the fact the event was at her temple was her jealousy and getting back at them both though Poseidon got away with it but felt bad so helped in her death to rid her of the suffering as he couldn't remove the curse
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xavgui Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
even the titans were born from incest from the primordial deities
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Seth-Jones Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Athena is not a child of Hera. She was born directly into being from Zeus's mind.
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demoniac-woman Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist

Hey Seth-Jones, I read something like that on internet. Here what I find. In greek mythology, we can found many stories of Athena. In one she is the daugther of Zeus and Athena, but in another storie, she is the daughter of Zeus only. Also have the third storie and it is my favortie one, she is the daughter of Zeus and of a mortal woman.

Here what they say on wiki: 
Ouranos, the starry Heaven, warns Zeus that a son born of Metis would take his throne (for he is the king of the gods). Therefore, as soon as he learns that Métis is pregnant, Zeus is determined to swallow it. But a few months later, he feels terrible headaches on the shores of Lake Triton. He then asked Hephaestus to open his skull with a blow of an ax, to free him from this evil: thus Athena gushed out, holding her spear and shield, from the head of Zeus, with a powerful war cry. Subsequently, Athena is considered the daughter of Zeus alone.

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Ehsol-namu Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist
Athena is the daughter of Metis and Zeus. Zeus had gobbles Metis before Athena was born because there was a prophecy about Metis and his child would be greater than him. 
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xoachel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
depends on the version you hear my books i have contradict them self so often that its ridiculous no mater what reference you pick
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vonotto Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
Right, right... She was a shrine maiden. I didn't know she was raped. I got myself carried away, I presume that every beautiful girl that doesn't give any is a bloody whore. Speaking of beauty, is that really you on your profile picture? You look amazing! But the pictures don't add up, you look different on the 2 other pictures ("being girly "and my "everyday wear"). ??? 
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xoachel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
Request from a friend and the power of bad lighting and good lighting but same webcam used for them lol since then have lost weight and such but never took a more recent pic for my avatar. And yes that is me just wearing makeup and in a different room of my house lol, i tend to be more laid back and tshirts with shorts vs when i go out wearing lolita or retro pin up girl outfits so for me sewing and baking is "out of character" or girly to people who know me. As for the whore bit i was going off the original post saying she was when shrine maidens were virgins and stayed celibate to be pure enough for their patron god or goddess when she was a demigod herself with her 2 sisters yet was born mortal unlike them, they also got cursed just for being with their sister in her time of need
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demoniac-woman Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, finally I know why the 2 sisters of Medusa was also gorgon. I thought they was born like these since they are immortal... omg, finally I understand... lol Thank you, xoachel, for the info! :D
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ichihime96 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
I love this Piece so much! I love the story behind it! A blind man accepts Medusa and doesn't mind her appearance, amazing!
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KittyHMommy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this!!!
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cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
Wasn't there an addendum to the myth that a blind man did meet her and loved her for her spirit trapped within the gorgon's body?  And this love caused the breaking of her curse that she returned to normal?  Would make a great story otherwise.
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ThatOnePlayer56173 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
How Cool is This?!



VERY COOL! :D
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Galaad-Spectre Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
nice story, great artwork !
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WOLFBLADE111 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. :D
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chubbyninja89 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
There needs to be a squeal of this made. Or someone should write a story or fanfiction inspired by it.
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ASabrina Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
I wish that had happened in some point of her life.
Beautiful work
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spiderxand Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
This could be me. I'm, by definition, blind. I can't see six inches in front of me.
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piccusia Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so touching artwork... love the idea a lot :love:
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Laban81 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student
I like it
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Edward-Smee Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is incredible.
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Pseudowitch Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
This is the perfect irony. A woman whose appearance will turn any living creature into stone falls in love with a man who can not see. Love is truly blind. This would make a beautiful love story.
Well Done!
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Izumii89 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so beautifull... wallpaper on my pc now! XD great artist yo are ...yeah
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Duesal10 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
This is gorgeous, both in appearance and in concept. It actually put a lump in my throat.
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vangelis1298 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
So beautiful.
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shanokoranoko Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist
beautiful.
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Fiolee4ever136 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Que cool esta me encanto, y mas porque adoro a medusa, es mi villana favorita de la mitologia griega
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Silver-Zero Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
No matter how many times I look at this, it just pulls at my heart. 
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LycanDrake2828 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
when I saw his staff my first thought was "he's blind!"     glad I got it right!
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SonikaCreatives Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
THIS needs the whole written story! I would read it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Somebody please, write the story!!!
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childxXofXxdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*Raises hand* I wanna do it!!! It's a lovely concept, and I always felt bad for Medusa and thought that she deserved some love... I can try to write it but I'll need some help... :)
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SonikaCreatives Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
WRITE IT!!!!!Aaarrrg Aaarrrg Aaarrrg 

I will haunt you if you don't!!!!Another Onion Icon Another Onion Icon Another Onion Icon 
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childxXofXxdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haunt me! I don't care! You seem awesome! Care to help me? Be my proofreader? Pleeeeeeaaaasssseeee?
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SonikaCreatives Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
LOL

Sure, I can be your proofreader ^_^

I'll haunt you with my proofreading skills :evillaugh::evillaugh::evillaugh:
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