Greek Monster Characteristics

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What does it mean to be a monster? Monsters can manifest themselves in a number of ways.
Modern day monsters
Humans are often described as monsters by the media and
Supernatural traits
Actions scare us
Breaks moral conventions – existence, actions
Three different types of monsters in the Greek world. Composites are monsters composed of more than one being whether it be animals mixed with humans or humans mixed with animals Medusa, Centaurs and the Minotaur are all examples of this type.
Scale can also characterise something as a monster
Some ancient Greek monsters were monsters due to their multiplicity. They have multiple limps heads or features like the hydra a serpent with mutable heads or
What all of these monsters have in common
Inhuman, transcends the
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Its head is surrounded by a mane similar to a lion. Image 2 is similar to 1 in that the Gorgon has very animalistic characteristics, wings, fangs, tongue sticking out snakes growing from head, grotesque facial features nose, and mouth.

However unlike the first in this image the Gorgon is more humanlike and feminine. In the first image the gorgon’s body is androgynous

The Gorgons have godly origins their parents are Phorcys and Ceto the children of Pontus and Ge (the earth and sea). Medusa however has her own origin story that is distinct from her sisters. Unlike most other monsters she has a complex past before she is ultimately slain by Perseus. The myth of Medusa deviates however it always ends with her being cursed by Athena so that all of her most attractive attributes are transformed into that of an animal and she becomes a hideous monster.

Mother goddess
There are many theories about where the myth of Medusa could have come from or what may have inspired it.
Medusa could easily be the remnant of a previous
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