“In Greek mythology, Medusa was the only mortal of the three Gorgons,” says Ember the dragon as you begin the tour. She takes you through a cave abundant with statues of humans and animals. The statues might have been beautiful, but their faces have the look of absolute horror upon them… It’s kind of creepy.
“Medusa was ugly,” continued Ember, “as well as terrifying, and anyone who looked at her turned to stone. The stone statues that you see around you are the remains of unlucky creatures that wandered in and fell under her gaze. The hero Perseus killed her using a mirror-like shield to see her indirectly. When she was killed, Pegasus, the winged horse, sprang from her blood.” Ember pulls a map from underneath one of her wings, and points to a blue dot marked on it. “Her cave is far to the west of Greece, near Lake Tritonis. That is where we are now. Medusa and the other two Gorgons used to live here. Rumor has it the two remaining gorgons are still hiding here.”
Title of Encyclopedia: Encyclopedia Mythica
Date retrieved: January 30, 2008
Website URL: http://www.pantheon.org
Author: Manzano, Yanet
Name of website: FSU Computer Science
Page or article title: Medusa
Date of posting/revision: 1997
Name of company/institution affiliated with the website: FSU Computer Science
Date you visited the site: February 7, 2008
Website address: http://www.cs.fsu.edu/
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