According to Greek mythology, Medusa was once a beautiful and irresistible mortal. However, her beauty captivated Poseidon and the myth describes him attacking Medusa and violating her trust. Enraged with jealousy, Athena transformed Medusa's beautiful hair into serpents and declared that anyone who locked eyes with her, would turn to stone. Perseus was sent to slay and behead Medusa to end her life, and upon her death, Pegasus emerged from her body. To this day, Medusa's powerful spirit still lives on in the stories passed down from generation to generation. These earrings are entirely hand sculpted, detailed, and assembled by hand in Austin, TX. No molds, cutters, or tracing are used to handmake this design.