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MEDUSA
Also known as MEDOUSA

A picture showing the legend of MEDUSA taken from our Greek mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Greek Gods, Greek Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Most famous of the [GORGONS], the hideous snake-haired hags.

Unlike her sisters EURYALE and STHENO, MEDUSA started off as a gorgeously beautiful woman, but she was turned into Gorgonzola by a jealous ATHENA.

She was now so horribly ugly that anyone who saw her face turned instantly to stone. But, being mortal, MEDUSA was killable. So PERSEUS found it quite easy to cut off her head and use it to frighten people to death.

From her blood sprang PEGASUS the Wonder Horse. Which PERSEUS promptly stole and used to make his escape.

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Article last updated on 16 May 2005
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT MEDUSA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : MEDUSA
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Demon
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : MEDOUSA
Popularity index : 1338

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