Ancient Greek Gorgons

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The Gorgons were three powerful, winged daemons named Medusa (guardian), Sthenno (forceful) and Euryale (far-roaming). Of the three sisters, only Medusa was mortal. In most versions of the story, she is beheaded by the hero Perseus, sent to fetch her head by King Polydectes of Seriphos as a gift.
According to later classical poets, Medusa was once a beautiful woman who was transformed into a monster by Athena as punishment for lying with Poseidon in her shrine. Earlier Greek writers and artists, however, simply portray her as a monster born into a large family of monsters.
The three Gorgons were depicted on ancient Greek vase paintings and sculptures as winged women with broad, round heads, serpentine locks of hair, large staring eyes, wide
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