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In Greek mythology Medusa"guardian, protectress was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a hideous human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair.
Gazing directly into her eyes would turn onlookers to stone. Most sources describe her as the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto,[ though the author Hyginus interposes a generation and gives [Medusa] another chthonic pair as parents.
Medusa was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon