In Greek mythology the Gorgons were three monstrous sisters who had snakes for hair. The most famous Gorgon was Medusa who was so ugly that anyone who looked at her was turned to stone.
The Gorgons lived in a dark cave at the edge of the world. They were so terrifying that even the gods were afraid of them.
The Gorgons were often associated with fire and they were said to breath fire. They were also said to be able to turn people into stone with their gaze.
The Gorgons were first mentioned in Homer’s Iliad and they appear in many other works of Greek mythology. They are also featured in some of the most famous pieces of Greek art such as the sculptures of the Parthenon.
What is the name of the Greek mythological character who has snakes for hair?
What is the name of the Greek goddess who turned Medusa into a monster with snakes for hair?
How many heads did Medusa originally have?
Why did Athena turn Medusa into a monster?
Because Medusa had the audacity to boast that she was more beautiful than Athena herself.
What happened to Medusa when she was killed?
Her body turned into stone.
Who killed Medusa?
How did Perseus manage to kill Medusa?
He beheaded her while she was asleep.
What did Perseus do with Medusa’s head?
He gave it to Athena who then placed it on her shield.
What did Medusa’s blood turn into when it hit the ground?
What did Perseus use to reflective surface to avoid looking directly at Medusa?
He used a shield
What did Medusa’s gaze turn people into?
What did Perseus use to protect himself from Medusa’s gaze?
He looked at her reflection in a shield.
What did Perseus use to cut off Medusa’s head?
What is another name for Medusa?
What is the name of Medusa’s sister?