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In greek mythology, a Gorgon is a female creature. The name derives from the ancient greek word gorgos, which means "dreadful". The term gorgon refers to the famous gorgon sisters who had hair made of living, venomous snakes, as well as a horrifying visage. One look into their eyes, you turn to stone. Traditionally, two of the gorgons were immortal (Stheno and Euryale), while their younger sister Medusa was mortal, and was slain by the demigod and hero Perseus. The gorgon sisters are daughters of the sea deities Keto and Phorcys. Their home is on the farthest side of the western ocean; according to later authorities, in Libya.

Powers and Abilities

  • Immortality: All gorgons (minus one) are immortal, and can't die.
  • Snake Hair: Each snake on the gorgon's head has deadly venom
  • Poison Blood: Blood on the left side of the gorgon is a deadly poison
  • Medical Blood: On the right side of the gorgon is a powerful medicine, and can even bring the dead back to life.
  • Petrification: Gorgons were said to be so hideous, that looking at them would turn people to stone.

Popular Culture Edit

Television Edit

  • A Gorgon illusion attacked Daphne in the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated episode Night Terrors. It was uncredited, but vocal effects were by Frank Welker.


  • In greek myth only one of the three sisters were able to turn people to stone that being only Medusa.

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