The Face of Medusa by maery
Here, before you look a little background history On Medusa:
Medusa was on of the three Gorgon sisters. They were daughters of ancient Sea Gods, Ceto and Phorcys. Two, Stheno and Eluryah were immortal, but the third, Medusa was not. Medusa was actually a very likeable character, she had been a female of absolute beauty, mostly her long, silky hair. She bragged at being more beautiful than the Goddess Athena, and one day, while in her temple, she was ravished by the Sea God Neptune. Athena was outraged by this and turned Medusa into the Gorgon she became famous for being. She turned her beautiful hair into snakes and let it be that she could no longer see the handsome men who came to court her, as they would instantly be turned to stone if they looked into her eyes.
Gotta love those Greek Gods, eh? Well, I tried to capture Medusa in this portrait: the face that is both sad and beautiful, and the coiling snakes she wore for a mane of hair.