Gorgons were monsters
in Greek mythology. They were three sisters who were the daughters
of Phoreys and Ceto. They had snakes on their heads instead of
hair, golden wings and bronze hands. Their names were Euryale
(which means wide-leaping), Medusa (which stood for strength),
and Stheno (which meant strength). The gorgons could turn anyone
into stone if they looked them in the eye. The Greek warriors
wore helmets with gorgons carved into them.