Athena punishes Medusa for being raped by Poseidon. Medusa is one of the scariest women of Greek Mythology. Her punishment was no where near as scary as the reason for her punishment. She was innocent. Poseidon raped her leaving her “damaged”. She was not fit now to be married as her virginity was gone. It didn’t matter that it was taken.
Athena, took her vengeance but not on Poseidon. It was expected for male Gods to do such things. Medusa, one of the scariest women of Greek mythology and a martyr.