Every year, I forget about MerMay until like halfway through the month, and then I'm like, "Oh shit, I love mermaids, what should I draw for MerMay?"
Then I saw some post about how Medusa's "punishment" of being turned into a snake lady was actually Athena's way of protecting her from being assaulted again, and I was like, "Oh! That sounds badass to draw!" Because I remembered this thing I read in college about mermaids historically being subjected to lots of brutal noncon in storytelling, so I thought this was a fitting reversal of that imagery. Idk if I make much sense lol. Anyway, now here she is as an eel mermaid, ready to rip someone's throat out!