English painter and sculptor, 1817-1904
Medusa, originally a beautiful young woman whose crowning glory was her magnificent long hair, was desired and courted by many suitors.
Poseidon (Neptune) found her worshipping in the temple of Athena (Minerva) and raped her. Athena was outraged at her sacred temple being violated, and punished Medusa by turning her beautiful tresses into snakes and giving her the destructive power to turn anyone who looked directly at her into stone.
I throught that was wrong for Athena to be mad at Medusa and not the MAN who did the CRIME.