Medusa was a very beautiful maiden who lived in the city of Athens in Greece. She was considered to be the most beautiful girl in the city. She was very proud of this title and kept boasting her beauty to anyone she met.
Medusa bragged to the cobbler that her hair glowed brighter than the sun. She told the blacksmith's son that her skin was purer than fresh fallen snow. She commented to the butcher that her eyes were bluer than the sky on a cloudless summer's day.
Medusa was a priestess of Athena, so she vowed never to marry or have children. She had a happy life with her fellow priestesses and friends in the Parthenon temple. The Parthenon temple was the latest temple in all the land, honouring Athena.