GREEK MYTHOLOGY

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

GORGONS

Greek Demonness

Hideous snake-haired ladies who can turn really ugly

"One look and it was murder." These horrific hags were born of sea devils CETO and PHORCYS. That should give you a clue to their nature: green snaky hair and faces so horrible that just one glance in their direction will turn you to stone.

There are three of them — EURYALE, STHENO and, most famous of all, MEDUSA. Apart from their headful of writhing snakes, each of the GORGONS has a set of nasty cruel fangs and — somewhat incongruously — a rather splendid beard.

They hate everyone and everything, except their sisters the GRAEAE. Avoid at all costs.

Godchecker’s Gorgon Advisory: If confronted by Gorgon, avert eyes. Produce mirror from pocket. Show mirror to Gorgon. Her reflection will turn her to stone and she will perish. Return mirror to pocket. Give self well-deserved pat on back. Repeat as necessary.

GORGONS FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : GORGONS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : demon
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 21026
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Article last updated on 02 January 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Gorgons: Greek Demonness (Greek mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 02 Jan. 2013. Web. 22 September 2014.

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