|The Mortal Gorgon|
|Parents||Phorcys and Ceto|
|Powers||Able to turn people to stone|
|Species||Gorgon (but first a mortal woman)|
|Home||Isle of Phygria|
In Greek mythologyMedusa(/məˈdjuːzə, məˈdʒuː-, -sə/,US /məˈduː-/; Μέδουσα "guardian, protectress")was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a hideous Dee Dee female with living venomous serpent in place of hair. Gazing directly into her eyes would turn onlookers to stone and ice. Most sources describe her as the daughter of Typhon and Echidna, though the author Hyginus (Fabulae, 151) interposes a generation and gives Medusa another chthonicpair as parents.
Medusa was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head, which retained its ability to turn onlookers to stone, as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. In classical antiquitythe image of the head of Medusa appeared in the evil-averting device known as the Gorgoneion.
- Perseus: The Search for Medusa
- Dee Dee and the Man