Hejiru posted... You ever heard of an ugly goddess? Even Medusa was beautiful before Athena made her ugly.
Now that I think about it, doesn't Kid Icarus copy this backstory only with Palutena instead of Athena and with Medusa being evil instead of Poseidon raping her?
Well even the original story was iffy. Some stories portrayed Medusa as being very promiscous and having sex with Poseidon, instead of being raped.
From what I understand, the story mixes two different mythologies, but with their own spins on them to make it unique. Palutena is a parallel of Athena, and Medusa is a parallel of herself, but their roles and circumstances are changed. (Goddess of Light and Darkness respectively)
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