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Princess Medusa Ophiuchus was the 8th ruler of the Winged Overworld and the 2nd to take the throne under the Serpent-Blooded Mandate. She ruled during the time of the Merciless.

She, alongside the monster and human rulers of the time, were brutally wiped out by the Merciless for currently unknown reasons. Her head was eventually preserved as one of many royal heirlooms to the Monarchy.

Appearance[]

Princess Medusa had long blonde hair with green snakelike tips, white wings, and a white ouroboros-shaped halo. She wore a white dress with one caduceus-shaped strap over either a dark green shirt and toeless leggings or a toeless dark green bodysuit with green accents, similarly colored armbands, a crooked dark green sash around her waist with the Royal Pin on it, and a dark green blindfold to cover her eyes.

Un-covered, her eyes had slitted snakelike pupils.

It is unknown where her birthmark is.

Etymology[]

  • Medusa comes from the Greek medousa, meaning "guardian". It is further derived from the feminine present participle verb medein, "to protect, or rule over", from the Proto-Indo-European root med-, "to take appropriate measures".
    • Medusa was the only mortal member of the Gorgon sisters, a trio of mythological humanoids with golden wings, snakes for hair, and a petrifying gaze. She is best known for her death at the hands of the demigod Perseus, who preserved her severed head and used it to turn his enemies to stone.
  • Like most winged, Medusa takes her surname from the constellation she was born from, in this case, Ophiuchus, the serpent bearer.
    • One common depiction of Ophiuchus is of the healer Asclepius, who learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one serpent bringing another healing herbs. To prevent the entire human race from becoming immortal under Asclepius' care, Jupiter killed him with a bolt of lightning.
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