She has it all, beauty, charm, charisma, intelligence, wittiness, and that magical trace she lives behind when she passes you by.
And yes, she has them, too - “ external admirers“ and „all“ they think she has.
But didn't you know that she doesn't have it all, didn't you know that she is also a human being and as a human being she needs true happiness and fullfillment.
You interpreted it correctly: no, she isn't happy, and most probably she feels the painful emptiness inside. And not only emptiness – but the outrageous rage at witnessing the injustice so many times done to her. If feels threatened by betrayal and injustice again, she may turn into „monster“, and her beauty may fade. The transmutation may scare and baffle you.
Once you've heard her roar, you will never be able to forget it.
You will wonder “why and how“, but this story explains exactly why.
In one of the previous posts, I have explained “the turning of goddesses/mermaids into Medusas“, and in connection with that the so called “Medusa syndrom“ and why exceptionally beautiful and gifted women undergo this process.
Seems like exceptionality, beauty, and giftedness are never forgiven – neither in myth, nor in reality, and that is the most precise way to start the story. .
In mythology, Medusa, a daughter of Phorkys and Keto, and one of the Gorgon sisters (Stheno and Euryale) was originally one of the most beautiful and gorgeous golden- haired and fair maidens devoted to celibacy as a priestess of Athena. Young, innocent, beautiful, yearning for love and unaware how it will change her life, she was wooed and seduced by Poseidon, breaking thus her vow. After this she was punished by the goddess in a most terrible manner. Each wavy lock of her beautiful hair was changed into a venomous snake; her once gentle, love-inspiring eyes turned into blood-shot, furious orbs, which excited fear and disgust in the mind of the onlooker; whilst her former soft, silky, roseate-coloured and milkwhite skin assumed a hideous greenish hue.
Medusa paid her innocence, beauty and charming personality very dearly. What's more, this is a story of sacrifice as well – sacrifice for love which was never requited.
Poseidon „remained“ as he was, Medusa was sacrificed.
Her monster-behaviour is a result of the rage she felt seeing injustice done to her.
The story of Medusa (or better said “the metaphor“) is a story of many extrordinary women with out-of-the-earth beauty and personality who were seduced, used and abused, not only by the opposite sex, but by the very women. And I'll repeat once again:
Seems like exceptionality, beauty, and giftedness are never forgiven – neither in myth, nor in reality.
“Medusas“ are women whose rage is only a cry of a deeply wounded creature who underwent too much pain and injustice. And in that cry, rage and fury they may look like “monsters“ – hideous and repulsive.
They used to be divine and-goddess looking women whose beauty can still be seen on their faces and in their deep and meaningful eyes when they are calm and serene.
And in their calm eyes, when not enraged, one can also see tears.
“Medusas“ are women whose femininity was deeply hurt and still bleeds.It would take a Perseus –like hero to turn the monster back into goddesss, delivering her from the long –lasting misery and pain, finding that gold that is the very essence of this once “golden-looking“ creature:
When Perseus cut Medusa’s head off, from the drops of her blood suddenly appeared two offspring: Pegasus, a winged horse, and Chrysaor, a golden giant.