Medusa, Queen of the Gorgons
Her name means “the One Who Watches, the One Who Protects.”
According to Greek Mythology, Medusa’s story is one of the oldest and most popular myths. In the ancient Greek mythological texts, her image was utterly horrible, but it was not always like that.
Greek mythology refers to Medusa as one of the three Gorgons, all Queens, sister to the Gorgons Sthenno and Euryale who were immortal, but Medusa was the only one who was mortal.
Medusa was a very beautiful and charming woman, and many men desired her, but as a priestess in the temple of Athena, and as like all priestesses, she was bound by an eternal OATH of chastity. According to Hesiod, Poseidon fell in love with her, transformed himself into a horse and raped her in Athena’s Holy Temple, which was both a sacrilegious and an odious practice throughout the ancient world. The goddess Athena, outraged with what happened, couldn’t come into conflict with Poseidon, so she released all her anger against Medusa. Athena transformed her into a monster with the deadly ability to turn into stone anyone who looked at her face.
Later references say that Polydektis, King of the Serifos Island, sent the semi-god Perseus to bring him Medusa’s head. Using a shield made of brass to create a reflection and protect his eyes, Perseus cut off Medusa’s head at the neck, and Pegasus was born. After he used her head to defeat his enemies in a battle, Perseus returned Medusa’s head to Athena, which she put on her shield.
We find references to Medusa as a symbol of protection in the Renaissance and French Revolution, for example. It is highly intriguing to try and work with this entity!!
A few months ago, a close friend of mine and I began trying to approach Medusa. She did not respond at first; instead, she observed us for a quite a while. Eventually, she started to give a few small signs as we demonstrated our commitment to her. Her energy is powerful, but she keeps her distance until the person invoking her earns her trust, and that takes time from what we experienced. Talking with her and making daily offerings with specific ritual construction and an altar space dedicated to her, we waited until she started communicating with us. And talk to us, she did.
As we communed day and night with Medusa, Queen of the Gorgons, she gave us her sigil and is now very willing to interact and work with us. As we keep working with her, she only asked to honor her name by wearing a ring that bears her image. She has agreed to bless the ring, and by wearing it, she gives domination to the wearer, attacking your enemies without having to ask her to do so! So far, we have done everything she asked, and the results are amazing!!
Medusa is a powerfully effective entity. Once you gain her trust, she will make herself known to you, and possibly take you to the realms wherein she dwells.
If you are at the beginning of this part of your spiritual journey, wait until you have gained experience and you ready to call on her because she has no patience in working with beginners. She will ignore you. For those of us who know how to invoke Demons, Spirits, and Deities respectfully, with patience and dedication to her, Medusa is a magnificent Entity with whom to work, and well worth the effort.