Dal 1933 al 1971 la Medusa di Mondadori è stata la prima vera grande collana di narrativa contemporanea capace di fidelizzare il lettore, con 535 titoli, 138 autori di ogni paese tra cui 18 premi Nobel, oltre a una veste grafica indovinata al punto da far diventare quella cornice verde sinonimo di buone letture. La Mondadori era approdata alla letteratura straniera contemporanea nel 1932…
<<So, a few chapters of this book were released as preview copies and people on goodreads then flooded the book’s page with 4 and 5 star reviews for only the partial book. I can only give one star based on that unfairness. In reality, it might be a 2 on the goodreads scale. >> The cover is, yes, the best thing about this book. It actually hits on a major theme in the book too (one that I actually…
𝚗𝚘𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚖𝚘𝚛 𝚗𝚒𝚑𝚒𝚕 𝚎𝚜𝚝, 𝚜𝚎𝚍 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚊𝚖 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚐𝚘𝚎𝚍𝚒𝚊 xxx ᴀᴍᴀᴠɪ alternative universe featuring poseidon and medusa of greek mythology.
` Why do you, God of the Seven Seas regards humanity as nothing but filth when you used to revere one as both your friend and lover even when the heavens forbid? Do you truly loathe the essence of humanity or— did you think that erasing the traces of her race would make you forget of what has occurred? O, Zeus Enalios, would you enlighten the mind of this lost one? ʼ
Poseidon just looked at the man smugly and replied, “A foolish question. I do not need any reason to eliminate those who repulsed me albeit, ah! Of course, it would be my greatest pleasure to erase the race who shackled Medusa unto their rules—rendering her powerless against their man-made beliefs.”
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The tale of the unfortunate Gorgon
Sisters is not a secret to man. She who was defiled by one of the Olympian Gods in the temple of Athena is a tale recounted thousands of times. But in reality, the event was twisted in an attempt to spite the High God, Poseidon in the eyes of humanity and he, the perpetrator succeeded in doing just to please the Goddess Athena.
𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝒄𝐨𝐬𝐭?
None. It brought them no harm. Albeit its also the cause of the severance of Poseidon’s endless compassion towards man. Medusa’s defilement and humanity’s twisted mind gave birth to a calm hatred in his heart. He who blesses the coastal cities and pitied men more than anyone turned his back on them just because of a sole woman.
𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝒗𝐢𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐫?
Preposterous! Why would he, Poseidon who knew of the sorrows of the women whom his brother had violated do the same thing? Poseidon is not a licentious immortal like Zeus. He’s a man of decorum and he wouldn’t do such demeaning acts towards someone innocent. And in the first place, Medusa was his friend—almost lover. If only she wasn’t turned into such hideous creature, she would’ve led a blissful life beside him. It would’ve happen but unfortunately, Medusa is chained down by the rules concocted by man.
Grammatical errors ahead.
Attached giphys for attention.
This is an alternative universe. The writer knows the real event regarding poseidon and medusa. But I tweaked it a bit to suit my taste.