Medusa the Mean
Medusa the mean
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Author Suzanne Williams and Joan Holub
Illustrator Glen Hanson
Published on April 3, 2012.
Published by Simon and Schuster under the Aladdin imprint
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Artemis the Loyal Pandora the Curious

Medusa the Mean is the 8th book in the Goddess Girls series, and it is about Medusa having some ideas on being immortal. She finds a necklace that grants her wishes, though that is a minor ripoff setback. Mount Olympus Academy is also sending her and Dionysus, the godboy of wine, to make buddies in a Mount Olympus Kindergarten. They make buddies with a young princess named Andromeda, that is well fascinated in Dionysus' Medusa shield. Medusa is very upset with this so her and Dionysus have a bit of a row, but then make up. 


Medusa hopes immortality will put an end to her mean girl status-but her plan for popularity is unfavorly flawed.

All Medusa wants is to be more like her two sisters and the other kids in her class: Immortal. As one of the only mortals at Mount Olympus Academy, Medusa is sick and tired of being surrounded by beautiful, powerful, immortal classmates. It isn't easy to make friends, especially when you have snakes for hair and a reputation for being mean.

Immortality, she thinks, will solve everything. So when Medusa finds out about a necklace that promises just that, she's sure it will help her get two things she conveys most: To be popular as the four Goddess Girls, and to have her supercrush, Poseidon, finally notice her. 


Medusa would do anything to be immortal just like her sisters. They taunt her that she isn't like them, so one day, she goes shopping in the Immortal Marketplace to go find a necklace. Though this necklace was everything she wanted, but turned out to be a dud. She also tries to go to a party with Poseidon by winning a swimming race. She would've won easily, until Pandora nearly drowned. She saved her in the end and got to go with Poseidon, but turned him down because he was extremely shallow and puny on the inside. As for her MOA assignments, she and Dionysus were going to share a kindergarten buddy, Andromeda. She's a little princess with some guidance needed. Although Medusa and Andromeda had their ups and downs, Medusa gets along with Andromeda fine soon. At the end, Medusa realizes that Dionysus was there for her for the whole time instead of Poseidon in the end. 


  • Medusa
  • Poseidon
  • Pheme
  • Athena
  • Aphrodite
  • Artemis
  • Persephone
  • Zeus
  • Hera
  • Dionysus
  • The Gray Ladies
  • Mrs. Hydra
  • Andromeda
  • Andromeda's friends


  • There are two versions for Hera: The US and UK version, where Hera's hair is blonde or black. 

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