The Medusa's head was discovered by archeologist and local Mythology Teacher, Laura Cobb, and donated to the Kansas City Art Museum and quickly became Kansas' biggest tourist attraction. Its discovery in Ancient Greece have forced people to reexamine Greek Mythology and wonder how much of it is true and how much of it is myth. Around the time of this discovery the earthquake in Kansas City happened, and Gaia emerged as the world's first superhero making people wonder if there is a connection between the two. Many people believe that Gaia is the same one from Greek Mythology given her abilities over the earth, and a few of these people have started to worship her as such.
Laura Cobb and other scholars theorize that the Greek gods were real and due to their mating with the humans creating demigod, left their abilities behind in humans today to explain where Gaia and many other superheroes have earned their superpowers, but due to the decline of faith in these beliefs the powers have remained dormant. Thanks to the discovery of the Medusa's head putting doubt in people's minds these powers were awakened leading into the creation of Gaia and several other superheroes currently in Kansas City.
Currently, the Medusa's head still sits at the local art museum safely tucked away behind security, her eyes remaining shut.