The Messed Up Origins of Medusa | Mythology Explained - Jon Solo

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    Jon SoloJon Solo

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    So Medusa's story is WAY more depressing than I realized... ಠ_ಠ
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Jon Solo
Jon Solo

Thanks for watching, SoloFam! (☞゚ヮ゚)☞ Hope you liked this episode. While incredibly sad I thought it was fascinating how different Medusa was in the original myth. There's even MORE interesting lore about the gorgon species that I plan on getting into in a separate video when we start exploring mythological creatures! In the meantime I'd love for you to comment your thoughts on this episode and any suggestions you have for future videos! I've already got a LOT of ideas written down but Greco-Roman mythology alone is so expansive that the more directions you can point me in the better. I don't want to miss anything interesting as we progress through the series! Peace and love yous.

Vor 6 Monate
Nicole Gray
Nicole Gray

I was told Medusa was black... a

Vor 7 Tage
Albert Rosas
Albert Rosas

i likeMessed Up Origins of Medusa, she is my favorite female monster

Vor 9 Tage
DeathSerpent
DeathSerpent

Medusa is snake waifu 1.0 Mia is snake waifu 2.0

Vor 19 Tage
Jeremiah Howard
Jeremiah Howard

You like brawlhalla

Vor Monat
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Play TAKEYOGURL

Jon Solo fgxggzhsbdbdbhsh😂😂🖕🔥🔥

Vor Monat
Ashton Powers
Ashton Powers

I’ve always felt bad for my girl Medusa she didn’t deserve what happened :(

Vor 6 Tage
Toni Carrizales
Toni Carrizales

*N E C K S T U M P*

Vor 7 Tage
Dikchhya Cpg
Dikchhya Cpg

I always loved Medusa tho.

Vor 8 Tage
Athena S
Athena S

sorry guys

Vor 8 Tage
ʜᴇʟʟ ʙᴏʏ
ʜᴇʟʟ ʙᴏʏ

It’s sad how she’s become of that appearance. From what I’ve been taught Medusa was Poseidon’s girlfriend. They had been in Athena’s temple. Athena was offended and frustrated at the two and had turned Medusa into her current appearance.

Vor 9 Tage
Lina Porcelijn
Lina Porcelijn

would you ever do a video on norse or egyptian mythology? that would be so cool!

Vor 10 Tage
Jean Fox
Jean Fox

Medusa but with long furbies instead of snakes

Vor 10 Tage
no_fun_mila x
no_fun_mila x

patrick stump? naH i jUsT knOw _neck stump_ im so sorry

Vor 10 Tage
KXNG Whoozy
KXNG Whoozy

Lol percy jackson litteraly raped a girl and sally still let his cock in her

Vor 10 Tage
roguedbliss
roguedbliss

*when you already knew all these because you actually read all the Percy Jackson books*

Vor 10 Tage
Sayori
Sayori

**aggressively commits Percy Jackson**

Vor 10 Tage
cherry ann tan
cherry ann tan

I know this story way back in highschool in 2003. Medusa was more beautiful than Aphrodite. I think it was Apollo who fell in love with Medusa and Aphrodite connive with Diana and say horrible things about Medusa, and so Diana cursed Medusa to be the ugliest creature that no one would dare look into her features that those who dare will never see sunlight again. It was tragic. Medusa's innocent and yet due to envy and jealousy, they did that to her.

Vor 10 Tage
Angelyn Bland
Angelyn Bland

That man needs to stop being a perv

Vor 11 Tage
Ekrem Emin
Ekrem Emin

I feel sorry for her, I wonder what she'd look like if she hadn't got that curse put onto her. She has gotten bad things done to her by different gods, that's why I respect Aphrodite.

Vor 12 Tage
Mr Golder
Mr Golder

Don't worry. That is only true in Roman mythology. In the original greek myth Medusa was born like that

Vor 11 Tage
Mr Golder
Mr Golder

You mentioned all the versions of the myth, except for the ORIGINAL GREEK one! The stupid story of her being raped is a roman adaptation. So Athena is INNOCENT! Still amazing video!☺

Vor 12 Tage
Skyler Epple-Hudman
Skyler Epple-Hudman

Here's another fact about Medusa. In ancient Greece Medusa became a feminist icon for women during the time.

Vor 13 Tage
Shanykwa
Shanykwa

Tbh I don't know why but even before earing about her story I've always liked medusa...

Vor 15 Tage
jahne Mckinney
jahne Mckinney

her story says a lot about society

Vor 16 Tage
yourlocalgaydad
yourlocalgaydad

Thanks Jon...now all i can imagine is Deuce Gorgon from Monster High being born through a neck stump.

Vor 16 Tage
Isabella Topp
Isabella Topp

I remember when you had 4000 followers ❤️

Vor 16 Tage
saltqueen_ aurora
saltqueen_ aurora

I love Medusa. I feel horrible for her and in the way of rape, i relate to her with no justice

Vor 17 Tage
lamount1973
lamount1973

I always loved Medusa

Vor 17 Tage
Paradraw Zombie
Paradraw Zombie

all I knew before was that she was once a beautiful maiden turned into a beast by one of the gods

Vor 17 Tage
6k subscribes and No videos challenge
6k subscribes and No videos challenge

9:46 the naked dude is kind of small now there

Vor 17 Tage
Marialla
Marialla

I heard another legend of a beautiful woman who lived in a cave to stay away from men. But the local men knew she was there and cried to their deity that it was awful and unfair that a beautiful woman lived right outside town and they couldn't make her marry one of them. So they ganged up to hunt and rape her, and then some kind of god-war ensued between the woman's deity and the men's. I imagine the legend of medusa may have begun in a similar way. Greeks have curly hair naturally, and if a woman lived alone it would be natural for her hair to form into something like dreadlocks, looking like snakes. I can imagine men seeking to find this lone, unprotected, supposedly beautiful woman and being struck with (momentarily) paralyzing fear at her disheveled ugliness (since she isn't doing makeup and pretty clothes and hair out there in her cave). And the legend grows that "one look will turn you to stone".

Vor 17 Tage
ᴍɪʟᴋ ᴛᴇᴀ
ᴍɪʟᴋ ᴛᴇᴀ

8:05 boi thiccc

Vor 18 Tage
Rahrah Unique
Rahrah Unique

I need a movie from Medusa point of view ASAP!!💓

Vor 18 Tage
Zë Schumpert
Zë Schumpert

Hey I’m sorry if this is annoying but I really like your videos.. I had a very unfortunate experience as a child and I would really appreciate if you could use different terms for “a man forcing himself on a woman” just anything but the R word.. some people like me have trigger words, and the R word is mine. It triggers my Tourette and sometimes I can’t finish videos :( Sorry again if this is annoying to you... but I hope I’m helping others too! Some words are really graphic and should be used carefully ❤️

Vor 18 Tage
Sailor Pluto, Guardian of Time
Sailor Pluto, Guardian of Time

I'm sorry but Medusa was not a victim of the gods. The version that everyone thinks of is wrong. Ovid wrote that version of Medusa as a beautiful rape victim as a means of insulting the Roman Emperor because he was exiled. (As I call it, the bad fanfiction version.) Medusa was born as a hideous monster just like her sisters. Because Medusa was a monster by birth is mainly why the gods, especially Athena, was willing to help Perseus to kill her.

Vor 18 Tage
Maki Ruby Rose
Maki Ruby Rose

This only made me feel sorry for Medusa, and more satisfying when you get to kill Poseidon at the very beginning of God of War 3

Vor 19 Tage
warrior gojira
warrior gojira

Zeus-Whack Athena-Whack Poseidon-Whack Perseus-Whack Medusa-Did nothing wrong

Vor 21 Tag
Ziggy Wynder
Ziggy Wynder

God of War is actually more accurate to Greek Mythology than other films like Percy Jackson, Clash of the Titans, and Disney's Hercules. It shows us that the Greek gods aren't nice people, especially Athena. Hades is justified because his wife brother and niece were murdered.

Vor 22 Tage
Parker Nelson
Parker Nelson

3:22 cracked me up.😂

Vor 22 Tage
ennysanusii _
ennysanusii _

wait, gods can rape?

Vor 23 Tage
Raisho27 0m0
Raisho27 0m0

From this site john solo video and other video as ares, I conclude that athena is retard god ever. Not that wise as told in legend

Vor 23 Tage
Jimmy Cat526
Jimmy Cat526

someone needs to put some clothes on these greek people

Vor 24 Tage
Czar Vincent Rojoca
Czar Vincent Rojoca

well in dota she will always remain what i think she truly is. . . . . A HERO ☺

Vor 25 Tage
Marcos DeHaro
Marcos DeHaro

Best part: "Like this giant bird did" 😂😂

Vor 25 Tage
Luner the Nightmare Knight
Luner the Nightmare Knight

And the two headed snake

Vor 25 Tage
꧁The Leader꧂
꧁The Leader꧂

Would love a sisters of fate origins

Vor 27 Tage
Melanie Burke
Melanie Burke

Wow. I knew some of her history but I never knew all of it.

Vor 28 Tage
Valentine Erindros
Valentine Erindros

Yea, the story I’m most familiar with was the one where poor Medusa got shafted, in more ways than one, and the transformation to make her more resemble her sisters was seen as adding insult to injury. But I have to say, I like the version where the transformation is sort of a blessing in disguise better than the other one

Vor Monat
Beatlemaniac That’s me
Beatlemaniac That’s me

I played Athena in a play in third grade and my future best friend played Arachne(ironic), which is really random, but I just thought it was funny and slightly necessary to mention...

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Jenderson Mohammed
Jenderson Mohammed

One of my favourite monsters in Greek mythology

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Nur Faiza
Nur Faiza

Do one on Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain.

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Jenn Reuvers
Jenn Reuvers

That's sad...

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Greive Wolf
Greive Wolf

I did know that Poseidon and Athena what did something to Medusa by did not I heard that Medusa and Athena both love to Poseidon but Poseidon chose Medusa in which Athena curse Medusa to be they way she is now

Vor Monat
Luka de Smit
Luka de Smit

For drama class we had to choose a Greek myth and make a play out of it. I was Medusa

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Dominick Juarez
Dominick Juarez

All pity the snek lady

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ninoca oster
ninoca oster

I Feel bad for Her

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Tegan Cory
Tegan Cory

Is anyone else thinking why his goal was 14 likes

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Daniel Sanchez
Daniel Sanchez

And this is when the story of Versace begins

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Kawther Al-taie
Kawther Al-taie

Bro my guy is funnyyy

Vor Monat
Demi Rocks247
Demi Rocks247

“Winged shoes that allowed him to fly” did anyone get that Percy Jackson reference?

Vor Monat
Marshawn Hughes
Marshawn Hughes

The uncooked hotdogs made be laugh out loud!! 😂😂😂

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Chad kennett
Chad kennett

Asks for 14 likes says its reaching a bit, gets 35 thousand likes.

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Lokiop
Lokiop

When talking about Percy Jackson please talk about the books not films since the books actually talked about many things like this

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Mary Dayer
Mary Dayer

Love your content.

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Carly Stalnaker
Carly Stalnaker

I wish that she didn't have to leave her beautiful body and transform in to a gorgan

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