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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Medousa
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1926
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Article last revised on September 05, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders