In Greek mythology, Medusa, the gorgon, was a monstrous female character, whose gaze could turn onlookers to stone. Medusa was featured in the story of "Perseus and the Gorgon". Medusa was an ugly creature with sharp fangs and lolling tongues, bronze wings, and hair of living, venomous snakes. She lived with two other gorgons who were her sisters, and they had three other sisters, the Graeae.
Medusa was decapitated by Perseus.