The following exegesis comes to us from a Facebook post, where a Greek polytheist provides a detailed analysis of Medusa within Hellenism.

She is a grandchild of Gaia whose primordial children were inherently unstable, violent, and not conducive to life as we humans understand. Their gradual defeat at the hands of the Olympians and of the Heroes of Mankind was necessary in order to shape the world into the pleasant blue globe that has allowed us to thrive. Her parents, Phorcys (the old spirit of the Sea) and her mother Ceto (roughly equivalent to a biblical Behemoth) represented the terror that the…