Location :

112 Wellingborough Rd. NN1 4DR

Northampton

 

Phone :

About

Welcome to MEDUSA

Medusa Mediterranean Restaurant is founded in Northampton with one big idea, serving the best dishes from far corners of the Mediterranean. Our trips to the beautiful Greek islands, Turkish coastal towns and peaks of Cyprus allowed us to taste the best food. However, nothing was the same when we got back to the UK, no other restaurant gave us the true Mediterranean experience.

 

On that thought, Medusa Restaurant was born, to bring the best dishes of the coast to the UK. Our mission is simple; best Mediterranean cuisine in the UK. Our head-chef spend months in the Aegean See Coast to find the best dishes and blends for our dishes, our bartenders are trained to serve you the best drinks of the coast and our waiting staff is here to give you the famous hospitality of the Mediterranean. Join us at the Chef's Table, which is every table in our restaurant.

 

 

 

Derived from high quality ingredients, with a special blend of our head chef, Medusa provide special menu at our restaurant only you can feel us. Discover our menu created by dishes from all corners of the Mediterranean.

 

Location :

112 Wellingborough Rd. NN1 4DR

Northampton

 

Phone :

01604 628 583

Medusa

Discover Medusa's Story

The three Gorgon sisters -Medusa, Stheno, and Euryale- were all children of the ancient marine deities Phorcys (or "Phorkys") and his sister Ceto (or "Keto"}, chthonic monsters from an archaic world. Their  genealogy is shared with other sisters, the Graeae, as in Aeschylus's Prometheus Bound, which places both trinities of sisters far off "on Kisthene's dreadful plain".

 

Near them their sisters three, the Gorgons, winged with snakes for hair - hatred of mortal man - while ancient Greek vase-painters and relief carvers imagined Medusa and her sisters as beings born of monstrous form, sculptors and vase-painters of the fifth century began to envisage her as being beautiful as well as terrifying. In an ode written in 490 BC Pindar already speaks of "fair-cheeked Medusa". In a late version of the Medusa n1yth, related by the Roman poet  Ovid (Metamorphoses 4.770), Medusa was originally a ravishingly beautiful maiden, "the jealous aspiration of many suitors." but  because Poseidon had raped her in Athena's temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa's beautiful hair to serpents and made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it vvould turn onlookers to stone.

 

In Ovid's telling, Perseus describes Medusa's punishment by Minerva {Athena} as just and well earned.  In most versions of the story, she was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who was sent to fetch her head by King Polydectes of Seriphus because Polydectes wanted to marry his mother. The gods were well aware of this, and Perseus received help. He received a mirrored shield from Athena, gold, winged sandals from Hermes, a sword  from Hephaestus and Hades's helm of invisibility. Since Medusa was the only one of the three Gorgons who was mortal, Perseus was able to slay her while looking at the reflection from the mirrored shield he received from Athena. During that time, Medusa was pregnant  by Poseidon. 'When Perseus beheaded her, Pegasus, a winged horse, and Chrysaor, a golden sword-wielding giant, sprang from her body.

 

 

 

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