Now you might ask, what's the big deal? Why blog about it? How does it pertain to you? Let me tell you. Growing up as a kid (as I've said earlier in my blog) I was horrified by literally e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. Having a big brother that was absolutely fanatical by everything horror or sci-fi, this made me pretty much a constant victim of things I didn't want to see.
|1981's adaptation of Mythical Monster, Medusa, in Clash of the Titans|
|Evil Lyn by Dean-Irvine|
A little background on Medusa, for those who don't know. She is one of three Gorgon sisters, the granddaughter of the Goddess Gaea (Earth) and God Oceanus(Ocean). Medusa was a beautiful blond woman with fair skin. She was the priestess to the daughter of Zeus, Athena. Like Athena, Medusa vowed her life to celibacy. But, as most women do, Medusa fell in love. Forgetting her vows, she fell for Poseidon, the God of the sea. For this she suffered the harshest of punishments. Medusa was cursed by Athena to become a hideous monster and turned her beautiful head of golden hair to serpents. Her beauty diminished, her eyes turned furious and her beautiful fair skin turned green. Those men who once looked upon her with love and admiration would now turn to stone by simply glancing at her. Medusa fled to Africa to escape being shunned by by the rest of the world. Possessing the most powerful ability to destroy anything, she would only escape her pain and fury at the hand of Perseus, whom steals her head to defeat the Kraken.
|Perseus using Medusa's decapitated head to defeat the Kraken.|
Anyway- Here I am geeking out in the middle of Walgreen's. I'm standing there gawking at Sports Illustrated with the enthusiasm I see most 30 something year old men unknowingly displaying in the Star Wars aisle of Toy's R' Us. I open the Magazine. I admit I'm impressed with Hannah Davis's cover. She must be a good sport and have a great sense of humor. For that, I commend her. Not to mention, she really is an absolutely gorgeous girl, props on that too, I'm no hater.
|Front and back covers of Sports Illustrated featuring Hannah Davis as herself, and herself as a hungry Medusa.|