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Medusa by Carvaggio.jpg
Medusa, bi Caravaggio (1595)
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ChilderPegasus an Chrysaor
ParentsPhorcys an Ceto
SiblinsThe Hesperides, Stheno, Euryale, The Graea, Thoosa, Scylla, an Ladon

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 wad 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.