Homer described a single Gorgon as a monster living in the underworld.
It was the Greek poet Hesiod, however, who established the more popular view of the Gorgons.
According to him, there were three Gorgons.
Their names were:
Stheno – the Mighty or Strong,
Euryale – the Far Springer
and Medusa – the Queen
Hesiod described these three sisters as being ugly inside and out- their monstrous personalities were mirrored externally by their wings, scale-covered bodies, tusks, and claws.
Marble mask of Gorgon
2nd century B.C.
From Venus’ Temple,
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