Wisdom of the Scribe
= Other Wisdom from the Scribe =
= Physical Appearance =
Height: 5 foot 3 inches before she puts on stilettos
Weight: 110 pounds
Hair Color/Style: Traditionally, Medusa’s hair consists of writhing, poisonous snakes. She disguises them with an ash blond, blunt cut, chin length wig.
Eyes: slate gray
Distinguishing Features: long nails, olive skin. In her cursed state, her lower torso and legs are transformed into a giant tail that is tipped in a rattle. In this state, she also has a fanged scowl and scaled body.
= Professions =
Stone cold. That’s how you have to be in my business. It isn’t easy to break it to your new hire that the world isn’t really ripe for the picking, but I take the whole ‘rip off the bandaid’ approach. Quick and painful, but that’s just how the world is. That is how it has always treated me.
I surround myself with people of deceit— snakes ready to strike for me at any moment. You will never see us coming until it is too late. We are the backstabbers who buy out your family land for half of its worth, feeding off of you when you need us most.
I started off in the business of parking lots. There is nothing more satisfying than covering the earth with pavement, smooth and controlled, stretching on for miles. Nothing would make me happier than watching the whole world harden into neat rows scorching in the sun.
We have expanded recently, beginning to dabble in commercial developments. Our specialties are shopping centers and malls. You know. The sorts of places that hire mall cops..
I have also considered running for local office as of late. The #metoo movement has me inspired.
= Family =
Parents: I was born at sea. My father is Phorcya and my mother is Ceto, ancient sea gods. My grandmother is Gaia and my grandfather is Oceanus.
Siblings: Stheno and Eryale are my Gorgon sisters. Out of us three, I am the only mortal. I would also be considered the leader of the Gorgons. Other siblings are The Hesperides, The Graea (the three witches who share an eyeball), Thoosa, Scylla, and Ladon.
Spouse: I dedicated myself to celibacy, serving in Athena’s temple until Poseidon lost his cool.
Children: Pegasus and Chrysaor
= Residence =
I prefer to stalk places of darkness, damp in ignorance. My current office is housed in Mississippi, though we do business world-wide.
= Personal Information =
General Overview: Medusa wakes up every morning hoping to destroy Olympus for what they did to her. She is power hungry and looking to grow herself professionally. She is articulate. Every word she speaks is calculated. Medusa is cold hearted to a fault and has trouble connecting to others and letting them in. However, it is possible that there is some forgiveness in there somewhere.
Likes: Versace, Power, Destruction
Dislikes: The Patriarchy, Olympus
= Skills / Abilities =
Babble-speak – Medusa can communicate in all languages and dialects.
Gorgon – As a Gorgon, Medusa is able to offer apotropaic protection from evil. Many warriors wear the Gorgon symbol upon their shields, and even Athena embraced the symbol as protective. She is also capable of deflecting misfortune when she is in a good mood
Image cloak- The mortal form of Medusa is human. She is very professional and business like. She has been granted an image cloak from Olympus as an apology for what the gods did to her. She still can reveal her true self when necessary.
Ressurection – As a Gorgon, Medusa can use the blood from the right side of the body to bring the dead back to life. However, those who attempt to use it find that the outcome is rarely to their likings
Love induction – Medusa is able to induce love in others. At times, this feeling is so strong that the victim is completely overcome by it and willing to do anything.
Petrifaction – Medusa is capable of turning anyone who locks eyes with her into stone. She has learned to control this power and can now do this metaphorically. Those who spend time around her find that their hearts turn to stone and they are overtaken by greed and the desire for power.
= Possessions =
Normal Daily Wear: In her human form, Medusa is always seen in business attire. She owns every variety and color of suit, and has a whole wall in closet dedicated to high heels.
Alternate Dress Wear: On the unwelcome occasion that her true identity is revealed, she does not wear clothes. Her lower torso and legs are transformed into a giant snake tail, and her top remains exposed.
= Magical Artifacts/Weapons =
A snake skin Versace handbag –she just can’t get enough of the Versace emblem. Inside this bag is a device that allows her to uncloak.
Fountain pen – Many people have unwittingly signed their hearts over to her. She uses this pen to conduct all of her business.
= Introduction =
“Medusa once had charms; to gain her love
A rival crowd of envious lovers strove.
They, who have seen her, own, they ne’er did trace
More moving features in a sweeter face.
Yet above all, her length of hair, they own,
In golden ringlets wav’d, and graceful shone.”
– Ovid, Metamorphoses
Of course, with every legend, there has to be a monster. That is where I come in- the villain created by the Gods and touted as evil. Really, they are attempting to sweep me under the rug and forget that I ever walked the earth. But, there are certain things that even they are unable to control. Once haunted by my curse, I now stand strong against this hierarchy. I will not rest until Olympus falls.
My beauty was legendary. I was a muse to poets and artists alike until I was, against my will, ravaged by Poseidon in the temple of Athena. As a punishment for being taken advantage of, she turned MY hair into snakes. Now, anyone who looks at me will be turned to stone. Leave it to the Gods to punish the victim. My story is the perfect example of just how removed Olympus is from reality.
I am here to remind you to tread lightly. The Gods, they will have their fun with you, and then do with you what they will. They are not worthy of your praise. As I rise out of the ashes of history, I seek to track down those who have made me suffer, and bury them in a pile of rubble. Anyone who gets in my way will suffer the same fate.
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