She's the Ancient Greek Goddess of divine retribution a.k.a. Rhamnousia the goddess of Rhamnous. She had no mercy or compassion for those who gave into selfish pride, those who felt they were better or superior than others. Term means "to give what is due."
The sovereign Goddess of wisdom with dreadlocked hair to promote her African ancestry. She's an untamable force. She's nature's purifier, Mistress of creativity and destruction. She's so complex and often misunderstood. Don't believe the historical hype, Medusa is one powerful symbol of life. Pictured: Medusa by Arnold Böcklin, circa 1878