The Timeless Myth of Medusa, a Rape Victim Turned Into a Monster

Hanging on the esteemed walls of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, there is a painting by Caravaggio depicting a feminine creature with slithering locks. Its subject is so majestic and terrifying that the 16th century poet Gaspare Murtola once wrote of it, "Flee, for if your eyes are petrified in amazement, she will turn you to stone."

Chalice Bartsch

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