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Medusa Retold by Acaciathorn Medusa Retold by Acaciathorn
For day six of JxC week [link] , I decided to draw Jimmy and Cindy dressed up as figures from Greek mythology! :thumbsup: I don't know about you, but when I watched Clash of the Titans as a kid, I couldn't help feeling bad for Medusa...she's such a tragic figure; cursed, feared, alone, and constantly hunted by nasty men who want to kill her and cut off her head.

In my version of the myth, Perseus falls in love with Medusa when he glimpses her reflection off his shield. She returns his affections, but because even a passing glance would kill him, she commands him to leave rather than risk turning him to stone. Determined to be with her at any cost, he does the only thing he can think of - he cuts out his own eyes so that he can remain by her side without fear of ever looking upon her. (Or, if you want the kid-friendly version, he puts on a blindfold and never takes it off, and the blood is simply a metaphor for his sacrifice).

Hope you like it!
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Be terrified,
It's you I love,
Imperfect boy, my own;
But I know you'll go, betray me,
Stray from home.
So better for me by far
If you were stone.
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Archdruid89 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Very Shakespearean of a Greek mythological story.
maryemm57 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I can't decide if this is tragic and heartbreaking or super sweet. Either way it makes me squeal. A lot. I just really like Jimmy Neutron crossovers.
This is great, love everything about it so much.
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
rababco Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting idea, I like it. I kind of like the idea of Perseus just covering his eyes because it seems rather ridiculous and painful to cut out your own eyes when you can just where a blindfold. I've always kind of felt kind of bad for Medusa too, it's not her fault she turns people to stone it's not like she would do it on purpose it just happened. Your idea is a little like an idea I've had in my head for a while where a man finds Medusa and she wonders why he doesn't turn to stone, turns out he's blind so he can't see her.
Jack-Walter-Darko Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
I think that happened in a Twilight Zone or Outer Limits episode

Medusa was frozen using an amulet that was hanging on her neck, the amulet falls off in modern day and she starts hanging out with this blind guy and falls in love with him, he's later shot and killed while she ends up with the amulet back on her again.

it's a really sad episode.
rababco Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is really sad.
Banished-from-Grace Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Beautiful: The Art and The Concept
karid3 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
aww should I be classified as messed up in the head if I find this photo and the description to be romantic and just plain sweet. (I am cheesy like that most times).
jimmyneutronfreak1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I wanna have J/C week again sometime this year!! :love:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We're having an S/L weekend this year. :iconamorekristall: and I decided.
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