THIS IS NOT A HEA →
BUT “Medusa, A Love Story” left me winded and wishing it had been!
I have never read any mythology literature – but after this novel it will not be my last!
“You read any Greek myths, puppy? The one about the gorgon Medusa, particularly? I used to wonder what could be so terrible that you couldn’t survive even looking at it.
Until I got a little older and I figured out the obvious answer.
Ok before I start with this review:
I think Medusa and I am related.
Main reasons – Me in the mornings:→
MY Reasons see look at the hair → MEDUSA
“Turn bad thoughts into concrete so you can build a strong foundation.”
― Antonia Perdu</blockquote>
Given Name MEDUSA
USAGE: Greek Mythology (Latinized)
OTHER SCRIPTS: Μεδουσα (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: mə-DOO-sə (English)
Meaning of the name:
From the Greek Μεδουσα (Medusa), which was derived from μεδω (medo) meaning “to protect, to rule over”. In Greek myth this was the name of one of the three Gorgons, ugly women who had snakes for hair. She was so hideous that anyone who gazed upon her was turned to stone, so the hero Perseus had to look using the reflection in his shield in order to slay her.
Type of Characters and my choices according to pictures
She work for as high priestess at Athena’s place of worship. Medusa is faithful, caring, and sincere.
Medusa’s soul belongs to a protector termed Ariston.
Although I always knew the myths regarding Medusa, this is the first book I’ve read that has taken a closer look at the history of Medusa, portraying her not as a monster.
<b>Long before she turn into the mammoth who turned individuals to rock, Medusa →:
“She was once most beautiful, and the jealous aspiration of many suitors. Of all her beauties none was more admired than her hair…” – Ovid, Metamorphoses Book IV:753-803</b>
Medusa is the mortal daughter of Phorcys, a Sea Titan, who has traded her more than once in her lifespan.
Medusa is spectacular former quota, and Poseidon has fixed his vision on her, and will not back down up to he has her, thus setting in motion all the dishonest playoffs that are cavorted at the cost of Artison and Medusa. To finish Medusa gains her freedom, and crucial when she runs to is Artison.
Apart from Poseidon we meet Ariston, he was the perfect male lead. He is a worthy gentleman, who fights for his country, Gods, and Medusa his lady. If you read this story you read more about Medusa and how she was cursed.
Medusa is an influential earthly, whether in fable or historic illusion. She is largely described as the incarnation of all things ladylike, something which must be become proficient by Greek mythology!
Medusa might have been an actual ideal supernatural being of a matriarchal civilisation. Her mop of snakes and coldblooded skin are figurative of the ordinary sequence of birth, demise and renaissance. Snakes are used in line for to their flaking of skin, their revival to a new skin.
Medusa’s wings represent the heavens, the independence and mastery over biospheres, the evolution among the spheres of earth and heavens.
Medusa was once an authoritative ladylike representation, with control over the regular sequence and in synchronization with the all God’s creatures of earth and the heavens. As such she posed a prodigious menace to the supremacy of the Greek male-dominated firmament spirits. In command to conquer Medusa’s authority to the masculine command, she is beheaded, and her head is used to further reinforcement the domain of the male over the vicious and cunning females.
A few paragraphs / quotes → I loved
“If you love me, you will go now. I would have you live. For once they wake, I cannot stop them…”
― Sasha Summers, Medusa, A Love Story
“He most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
– Alice Walker
“Stand your ground!” Stheno yelled. “I’ve got free samples!”
― Rick Riordan
Recommend to the following type of readers: →
Lovers of mythology and mythology-fiction
Why my rating?→
Excellent – mythology-fiction A MUST READ!
To the Author
Sasha Summers – while recapping mythologies of Perseus and Medusa, she created an alternative re-invented romance and created a believable love story while staying true to the fable!
From me to the author:
I’d always believed Medusa being a foul mythological creature….but Sasha Summers paints a very unique and surprising different picture.