Once upon a time a long time ago, there lived a beautiful maiden named Medusa. Medusa lived in the city of Athens in a country named Greece. There were many pretty girls in the city but Medusa was the most beautiful. Medusa was very proud of her beauty she spoke of nothing else. Everyday she would show off of how pretty she was.
I am the most beautiful girl in the city. I love myself!
Yeah! Stop that!
Stop saying that! You say that everyday!
Medusa would look lovingly at her reflection in the mirror, she admired herself in her hand mirror for an hour each morning and evening.
I am so beautiful! I am the prettiest girl in the world!
She even stopped to admire herself in the well each afternoon as she drew water for her father's horses often forgetting to catch the water In her distinction.
On and on Medusa went about her beauty to anyone and everyone who stopped long enough to hear her.
Util one-day when she made her first visit to the Parthenon with her friends. The Parthenon was the largest temple to the goddess Athena in all the land. It was decorated with amazing sculptures and paintings. Everyone who entered was awed by the beauty of the place and couldn't help but think of how grateful they were to Athena (goddess of wisdom for) for inspiring them and watching over their city of Athens. Everyone that is except Medusa. When Medusa saw the sculptures she whispered that she would have made a much better subject for the sculpture than Athena had. When Medusa saw the artwork she commented that the artist had done a fine job but imagine how much more wonderful the painting would be if it was of Medusa and. When Medusa reached the altar she sighed happily and said: my this is a beautiful temple it is a shame it was wasted on Athena I am much prettier than she is perhaps someday people will build an even grander temple to my beauty.
Medusa's friends grew pale whispers ran through all the people in the temple who quickly began to leave for everyone knew that Athena enjoyed watching over the people of Athens and feared what might happen if the goddess had overheard.