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Medusa by Carvaggio.jpg
Medusa, bi Caravaggio (1595)
Consort Poseidon
Parents Phorcys an Ceto
Siblings The Hesperides, Stheno, Euryale, The Graea, Thoosa, Scylla, an Ladon
Childer Pegasus an Chrysaor

In Greek meethology Medusa (Μέδουσα "guardian, protectress")[1] wis a monster, a Gorgon, generally describit as a weenged human female wi a hideous face an livin venomous snakes in place o hair. Gazers on her face would turn tae stane.

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  1. Probably the feminine present pairteeciple o medein, "tae pertect, rule ower" (American Heritage Dictionary; compare Medon, Medea, Diomedes, etc.). If nae, it is frae the same ruit, an is formed efter the pairteeciple. OED 2001 revision, s.v.; medein in LSJ.