Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

MEDUSA

Greek Demoness

Also known as Medousa

Picture of the Greek Demoness Medusa from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Medousa

Gender: Female
Type: Demoness
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

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