- From Greek mythology, these three women were winged dragon-like creatures with snakes for hair, and were so ugly they could turn someone to stone by looking at them. Two of the three Gorgons are immortal, Euryale and Stheino, Medusa was mortal and slain by Perseus. Their sisters are the Graiae.
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GORGONS — three sisters, Medusa, Euryale, and Stheino, with hissing serpents on their heads instead of hair, of whom Medusa, the only one that was mortal, had the power of turning into stone any one who looked on her. See PERSEUS … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Gorgons — In Greek mythology, three creatures (Medusa, Stheno, and Euryale) so ugly that anyone gazing at them turned to stone … Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors
Gorgons — GorÂ·gon || gÉ”ËgÉ™n n. any of three monster sisters who have snakes for hair and can transform beholders to stone (Greek Mythology); woman considered to be ugly or frightening … English contemporary dictionary
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Euryale — (Greek: Εὐρυάλη, English translation: far roaming ), in Greek mythology, was one of the immortal Gorgons, three vicious sisters with brass hands, sharp fangs, and hair of living, venomous snakes. She, like her sisters, was able to turn any… … Wikipedia