$ 970.00
$ 895.00


“You only have to look at the Medusa straight on to see her. And she’s not deadly. She’s beautiful and she’s laughing.”
― Hélène Cixous

From the latinized Medousa, meaning guardian or protector in Greek mythology, ill-fated Medusa, once a beautiful mortal, was turned into a snake-haired powerful creature by the goddess Athena. Any creature to gaze upon Medusa would petrify and turn to stone. In Ancient Greece, Medusa's head was supposedly put upon apotropaic amulets and above doorways as a protective pendant.

Medusa embodies a connection between beauty, rage, femininity, and horror. Mythology is ever-evolving and ambiguity is the hallmark of sacred myth; history has since unravelled the story of Medusa from her canonical origin. Medusa, crowned with venomous serpents, endowed with a fatal gaze, shifts from sufferer to protectress, no longer subject to victimhood but strong and powerful in her metamorphosized form.

Shaped by time, the Medusa Relic pieces come in shards, cut to pieces over the course of history.


Made by hand in Sofia Zakia's Montreal studio.

Pictured together with "West Medusa Relic". Sold as a single pendant. This listing is for left (thicker) side of Medusa's face only. For right side (thinner), please see West Medusa Relic.

Details are oxidized by hand with patina that will soften over time.

14K yellow gold.

20" solid gold chain.