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Medusa, the frightful opponent of Perseus

Medusa was an appaling, yet mortal monster whose gaze turned people into stone

The Gorgon Medusa was a monstrous yet mortal creature who had the power to turn anyone who looked at her into stone.

Medusa and two of her sisters, Stheno and Evryale, were Gorgons, with fearsome eyes, hands of brass, and living snakes on their heads instead of hair. Medusa was the only Gorgon who was mortal, but she was more powerful than her sisters.

Medusa was finally killed by Perseus, the founder of Mycenae. Her head was given to Athena, the goddess of wisdom and the goddess took the head and placed it on her aegis.

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