One of the three Gorgones (or Phorcydes), phantoms that lived in Hades (or the Western Ocean or Libya).[15A]
Their heads were intertwined with serpents and their gaze would turn others into stone.[H45]
Medusa was mortal, unlike her other Gorgon sisters.[15A]
According to some legends, she was a beautiful maiden but Athena changed her hair into serpents for giving birth to Poseidon's children in one of her temples.[15A]
Decapitated by Perseus and Athena attached her head to her shield to turn her enemies into stone.[H45]

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