You can be a monster, or not: However you’re born or made or make yourself, you have that right, and you matter.
The name “Medusa” does not mean “monster” or “terrible” or anything else you might expect: It means “protector.”
Myths are exercises in power. The only question is, do they have power over you, or will you wield power over them?
Some people like to associate Loki with Satan. I’ve never bought into this, but as a shapeshifting biracial genderqueer anti-Nazi I admit he’s qualified.
Through stories like the Satan myth, we can confront our own falliblity. If we don’t, then we condemn ourselves to the one true Hell: denialism.