The Gorgon

Gorgon, transl. Gorgo or gorgon, “awful” or, according to some, “loud-roaring,” was a violent female monster with sharp teeth who was a protective deity from early religious notions in Greek mythology. Her power was so great that anyone who tried to look at her would be turned to stone; as a result, representations of her were carved onto everything from temples to wine kraters as a kind of protection. The Gorgon wore a serpent belt with opposing serpents interwoven as a clasp. Medusa, Stheno, and Euryale were the three of them. Medusa was the only one that died; the other two are immortal.

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