GREEK MYTHOLOGY

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

MEDUSA

Picture of MEDUSA from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

Greek Demonness

Also known as MEDOUSA

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.

MEDUSA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : MEDUSA
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 : MEDOUSA
Popularity index : 36180
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Article last updated on 16 May 2005 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "MEDUSA: Demonness from Greek mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 16 May. 2005. Web. 23 August 2014.

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