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The legend goes that Perseus defeated Medusa with limited use of sight.

For October, it’s Jess Zimmerman’s “Women and Other Monsters,” which recenters mythological characters, such as Medusa and the Harpies, through a feminist lens.

The devices, called “Medusa,” use a combination of four microphones and two cameras to maps noise levels when sounds exceed a certain decibel level, like a motorcycle backfiring or an engine revving.

From Quartz

In Greek mythology, the Gorgon Medusa had the face of a woman and poisonous snakes for hair; her glance could turn men to stone.

Medusa-emblazoned harnesses, stylish rock concert tees, and blaring rap music.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article confused the monster Hydra with Medusa.

Shannel (Season 1) I love that outfit—the Medusa with the snakes.

At Versace, the best elements were tie-dyed prints in blue with a signature Medusa seemingly floating amid a summer sky.

Among these are "Medusa," a bronze bust; and a "Mater Dolorosa," in terra-cotta.

A shark was also taken, eleven feet long; and many curious specimens of crustacea and medusa were obtained by the towing-net.

Whoever looked at Medusa was turned into stone, but Perseus, by the aid of enchantment, slew her.

It did not take long for the hero who had slain Medusa to kill the unlawful claimant, and reinstate his grandfather.

Some distance away lay the other two Gorgons, Medusa's sisters, but the young hero had no thought for them.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to Medusa, such as: bag, battle-ax, beldam, biddy, crone, and fishwife.

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