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Medusa (Gorgon)

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    • Medusa (Greek mythological character)
    • Medusa (Monster)
    • Μέδουσα (Gorgon)
    • Medousa (Gorgon)
    • Méduse (Gorgon)
    • 메두사 (Gorgon)
    • Медуза (Gorgon)
    • Meduza (Gorgon)
    • 美杜莎 (Gorgon)
    • Meidusha (Gorgon)
    • Meduzo (Gorgon)
    • Medwsa (Gorgon)
    • Meadúsa (Gorgon)
    • מדוזה (Gorgon)
    • Meduzah (Gorgon)
    • Madusa (Gorgon)
    • メドゥーサ (Gorgon)
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        Gorgons (Greek mythology)
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        Greek mythological character
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    • found: Wilk, Stephen R. Medusa : solving the mystery of the gorgon, 2000.
    • found: Lattimore, Deborah Nourse. Medusa, 2000.
    • found: Medusa : il mito, l'antico e i Medici, 2008.
    • found: Encyclopædia Britannica online, November 14, 2019(Medusa, in Greek mythology, the most famous of the monster figures known as Gorgons. She was usually represented as a winged female creature having a head of hair consisting of snakes; unlike the Gorgons, she was sometimes represented as very beautiful)
    • found: Ancient history encyclopedia, via WWW, November 14, 2019(Medusa was one of three sisters born to Phorcys and Ceto known as the Gorgons; The Gorgon sisters were Sthenno, Euryale, and Medusa; Medusa was mortal while her sisters were immortal; In some variations of the myth, Medusa was born a monster like her sisters, described as girded with serpents, vibrating tongues, gnashing their teeth, having wings, brazen claws, and enormous teeth. In later myths (mainly in Ovid) Medusa was the only Gorgon to possess snake locks, because they were a punishment from Athena) -
    • found:, November 14, 2019(Medusa was one of the three Gorgons, daughters of Phorcys and Ceto, sisters of the Graeae, Echidna, and Ladon--all dreadful and fearsome beasts. A beautiful mortal, Medusa was the exception in the family, until she incurred the wrath of Athena, either due to her boastfulness or because of an ill-fated love affair with Poseidon. Transformed into a vicious monster with snakes for hair, she was killed by Perseus, who afterward used her still potent head as a weapon, before gifting it to Athena; Euryale and Stheno, her older Gorgon sisters) -
    • found: Wikipedia, November 14, 2019(In Greek mythology, Medusa (Μέδουσα = Medousa, "guardian, protectress") was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as a winged human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Those who gazed upon her face would turn to stone. Most sources describe her as the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto; the three Gorgon sisters--Medusa, Stheno, and Euryale--were all children of the ancient marine deities Phorcys (or "Phorkys") and his sister Ceto (or "Keto"), chthonic monsters from an archaic world) French version (Méduse) Korean version (메두사 = Medusa) Russian version (Горгона Медуза = Gorgona Meduza; Медуза = Meduza) Chinese version (美杜莎 = Meidusha) Esperanto version (Meduzo) Welsh version (Medwsa) Irish version (Meadúsa) Hebrew version (מדוזה = Meduzah) Swahili version (Madusa) Japanese version (メドゥーサ = Medūsa)
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    • 2019-11-14: new
    • 2020-02-19: revised
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