Medusa the Gorgon

Ancient Greek Mythology - MONSTER!

Medusa's Family

Medusa's parents were Keto and Phorkys. She has two sisters, both of them are immortal, but she is not.


When she was killed, a giant called Chrysaor and the winged horse Pegasus were born from her dead body.

Medusa is a monster!

She can turn people to stone!

If Medusa looks at someone, she can turn them into stone. She used to be a beautiful woman, but she made Athena angry by messing up her temple so Athena turned her hair into snakes.


The hero Perseus killed Medusa by cutting off her head. He had help from Hermes and Athena.

By Ms. Sims

Sources:

Lindemans, Micha. "Medusa." Encyclopedia Mythica. Web. 13 Mar. 2013. http://www.pantheon.org/articles/m/medusa.html