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Athena's Temple and the Gorgon Medusa

Athena's Temple and the Gorgon Medusa

Complainant (Athena) brought charges of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace against Poseidon for sleeping with Medusa in Athena's sacred temple.

Case Status: Athena sought retribution by turning Medusa into a snake-headed monster. Zeus's son, Perseus, severed her head. Case closed.