Medusa of the Gorgon sisters
In Greek mythology, a Gorgon referred to one of three, sister; Stheno, Euryale and probably the most famous sister, Medusa. The name Gorgon derives from the ancient Greek; gorgós, meaning "dreadful". While descriptions of Gorgons vary across Greek literature; the term commonly refers to one of the three sisters; described as having hair made of venomous snakes, as well as a horrifying visage that turned those who beheld them to stone. In early myths, Medusa would become the only one of the three to not be immortal, meeting her demise at the hands of Perseus. Armed with gifts of the gods, a scythe from Hermes, and a polished mirror shield from Athena; that he may view his quarry without fear of her petrifying gaze. Upon her death, the blood from her neck gave birth to her two sons Pegasus and Chrysaor. Her head would be given to Athena by Perseus, where she would adorn it to the mirrored shield thus creating Aegis.