Wednesday, September 29, 2010


The Dictionary of Mythology by J. A. Coleman (Arcturus Publishing, 2007) describes a gorgon as:


3 snake-haired, winged female monsters

A glance from these monsters [...] could turn a man to stone. Their names were Euryale, Medusa, and Stheno and only Medusa was mortal.

They lived in Cisthene and were depicted as having snakes for hair, tusks like a boar, hands of brass and the hindquarters of a mare.

Of course, over time that was weeded down to being snakes for hair and eyes that would petrify you where you stood. Needless to say, I've never read a paranormal romance containing one of these creatures, though it would be interesting, don't you think? Gorgons appear in Library by Apollodorus and in Metamorphoses by Ovid.


-The Wikipedia Page

-Medousa and Gorgones

-Gorgons in Literature

Cherish D'Angelo will kick off October as she talks about her new release! Hope to see you there.



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