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Blessed, Club, and Life: Medusa was defendin herself rs geekremix: xenaamazon: awkward-dark-mori-girl: takealookatyourlife: takealookatyourlife: Athena blessed her with the ability to protect herself and men beheaded her for it. That’s actually a really intetesting intpretation of it I hadn’t thought of. Most people seem to think Athena turned Medusa into a gorgon as punishment for defiling her temple, but thinking that she did so to protect her from being abused again is interesting and I like it! Athena’s hands were tied. Yes, she was a powerful Goddess, but she was very much a woman in a “boys club”, and the true offending party (don’t think for a moment that Athena blamed Medusa for being raped in the temple, Athena knows better) held all the cards. There was nothing that Athena could do to punish the true criminal, and she was expected to punish Medusa by everyone else. What’s a Goddess to do when she cannot punish those who need to be punished and is expected to punish not only the truly innocent party, but her most beloved follower? Use that incredible brain power she had to protect Medusa at all costs, and of course the men would see it as punishment, to be have her beauty stripped from her and sent to live in the shadows. Medusa should have been KILLED for supposedly defiling the temple, whether she truly did or not, but she was given the gift of life, and the ability to protect herself and her daughters (who she bore thanks to Poseidon). This is why Medusa’s image was used to signify woman’s shelters and safe houses. Medusa means “guardian; protectress”, and she was. holy shit.
Blessed, Club, and Life: Medusa
 was
 defendin
 herself
 rs
geekremix:
xenaamazon:

awkward-dark-mori-girl:

takealookatyourlife:

takealookatyourlife:
Athena blessed her with the ability to protect herself and men beheaded her for it.

That’s actually a really intetesting intpretation of it I hadn’t thought of. Most people seem to think Athena turned Medusa into a gorgon as punishment for defiling her temple, but thinking that she did so to protect her from being abused again is interesting and I like it!


Athena’s hands were tied. Yes, she was a powerful Goddess, but she was very much a woman in a “boys club”, and the true offending party (don’t think for a moment that Athena blamed Medusa for being raped in the temple, Athena knows better) held all the cards. There was nothing that Athena could do to punish the true criminal, and she was expected to punish Medusa by everyone else. What’s a Goddess to do when she cannot punish those who need to be punished and is expected to punish not only the truly innocent party, but her most beloved follower? Use that incredible brain power she had to protect Medusa at all costs, and of course the men would see it as punishment, to be have her beauty stripped from her and sent to live in the shadows. Medusa should have been KILLED for supposedly defiling the temple, whether she truly did or not, but she was given the gift of life, and the ability to protect herself and her daughters (who she bore thanks to Poseidon). This is why Medusa’s image was used to signify woman’s shelters and safe houses.
Medusa means “guardian; protectress”, and she was.

holy shit.

geekremix: xenaamazon: awkward-dark-mori-girl: takealookatyourlife: takealookatyourlife: Athena blessed her with the ability to protect h...

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America, Bitch, and Christmas: Anonymous said: Turns out the gift is from America anyways just to fxck with England's head Anonymous said: It's America specifically because he said it couldn't have been Anonymous said: France, maybe? Oh, or maybe Canada? Anonymous said: Is it France who gave you the gift? just-your-average-loser said: Is the present from Japan by any chance? heartoffawn said: I bet Canada is your secret Santa! Anonymous said: um... France? Does he count under Japan and his friends? whendaylightstrikes said Merry Christmas! The gift is from Canada, right?! amethyst-haiku said: if i'm being honest that sounds like berwald's work. he may be a man of few words, and have that male equivalent resting bitch face, but yeah. Anonymous said I think that is a Harry Potter book, idk Anonymous said: FRANCE GAVE YOU THE GIFT, I KNOW IT, I SMELL IT Anonymous said: Canada- Canada is most likely the one who is your secret Santa- Well, either Canada or Japan- aph-ask-england: aph-ask-england: (( Trans: To: England, from Italy…“This is a photo of all of us this year! France helped me with the colours, Japan helped me wrap it and Canada and America engraved it in gold paint! –Isn’t that cool? It’s really a gift from all of us, I think. Anyway, sorry about crashing at your place last year when Finland needed our help! Your house isn’t nearly as scary as I thought it would be! Buon Natale – Italy” Admin/mun note: Thank you to everyone that participated with comments, reblogs and asks! I hope this was a fun, unexpected surprise for everyone! A little love can come from anywhere 3 3 3 Remember to spread the Christmas spirit today! Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays! Correct answers: A picture/frame from ITALY Special thanks to: @just-your-average-loser@heartoffawn @whendaylightstrikes @amethyst-haiku @nyocanada15  @jehdyn @yastothetrash@frukspamanogerita @failingatlifeobviously@franceissexy@transboipopplio @kirklandarthurs@hetaliaandother@suck-it-loser@miaoubutton@americancirconflex@eternallyawkward137And many more….! )) (( Said participants are welcome to message me and receive a free, full-size image of the Christmas photo as a commission piece if they would like— as a present from me for Christmas! )) 
America, Bitch, and Christmas: Anonymous said:
 Turns out the gift is from America anyways just to fxck with England's head
 Anonymous said:
 It's America specifically because he said it couldn't have been
 Anonymous said:
 France, maybe? Oh, or maybe Canada?
 Anonymous said:
 Is it France who gave you the gift?

 just-your-average-loser said:
 Is the present from Japan by any chance?
 heartoffawn said:
 I bet Canada is your secret Santa!
 Anonymous said:
 um... France? Does he count under Japan and his friends?
 whendaylightstrikes said
 Merry Christmas! The gift is from Canada, right?!

 amethyst-haiku said:
 if i'm being honest that sounds like berwald's work. he may be a man of few
 words, and have that male equivalent resting bitch face, but yeah.
 Anonymous said
 I think that is a Harry Potter book, idk
 Anonymous said:
 FRANCE GAVE YOU THE GIFT, I KNOW IT, I SMELL IT
 Anonymous said:
 Canada- Canada is most likely the one who is your secret Santa- Well, either
 Canada or Japan-
aph-ask-england:

aph-ask-england:
(( Trans: To: England, from Italy…“This is a photo of all of us this year! France helped me with the colours, Japan helped me wrap it and Canada and America engraved it in gold paint! –Isn’t that cool? It’s really a gift from all of us, I think. Anyway, sorry about crashing at your place last year when Finland needed our help! Your house isn’t nearly as scary as I thought it would be! Buon Natale – Italy” Admin/mun note: Thank you to everyone that participated with comments, reblogs and asks! I hope this was a fun, unexpected surprise for everyone! A little love can come from anywhere 3 3 3 Remember to spread the Christmas spirit today! Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays! Correct answers: A picture/frame from ITALY Special thanks to: @just-your-average-loser@heartoffawn @whendaylightstrikes @amethyst-haiku @nyocanada15  @jehdyn @yastothetrash@frukspamanogerita @failingatlifeobviously@franceissexy@transboipopplio @kirklandarthurs@hetaliaandother@suck-it-loser@miaoubutton@americancirconflex@eternallyawkward137And many more….! ))

(( Said participants are welcome to message me and receive a free, full-size image of the Christmas photo as a commission piece if they would like— as a present from me for Christmas! )) 

aph-ask-england: aph-ask-england: (( Trans: To: England, from Italy…“This is a photo of all of us this year! France helped me with the colo...

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