Classical Mythology Images and Insight, Third Edition

Gorgons

Three hideous sisters with snakes for hair and hypnotic eyes.  Medusa, the only mortal Gorgon, had a gaze so terrifying that she could turn men to stone.  With Athene's help, Perseus beheaded her.  

Web Links

The Gorgon, Medusa
Short, general entry about the Gorgon, focusing mostly on Medusa.

Gorgon
General information about the Gorgon, including a few images of them in art.

Ancient Gorgon
General information about the Gorgon, including a picture and links to other related entries.

Gorgon (Encarta Encyclopedia)
Entry give general information with links to related terms and one image.

Bulfinch's Mythology, The Age of Fable - Chapter 15: The Graeae and the Gorgons, Perseus and Medusa, Atlas, Andromeda
Online book about mythology which includes this chapter with information about the Gorgons.  Also included are artistic images and links to other images.

"The Gorgon Medusa" by Alicia Le Van
Essay is an extensive discussion of Medusa and her place in Greek mythology.

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Gorgon
General information about the Gorgon, including a few images of them in art.

Bulfinch's Mythology, The Age of Fable - Chapter 15: The Graeae and the Gorgons, Perseus and Medusa, Atlas, Andromeda
Online book about mythology which includes this chapter with information about the Gorgons.  Also included are artistic images and links to other images.

 

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