Medusa

Medusa, one of the three Gorgons (q.v.), is fabled to have been originally a woman of rare beauty, with a magnificent head of hair, but having offended Athena, that goddess changed her hair into hideous serpents, and gave to her eyes the power of turning any one into stone who looked into them; Perseus (q.v.) cut off her head by the help of Athena, who afterwards wore it on the middle of her breastplate or shield.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Médoc * Medway
Media
Mediævalism
Medical Jurisprudence or Forensic Medicine
Medici
Medicine-Man
Medina
Mediterranean Sea
Medium
Medjidie
Médoc
Medusa
Medway
Meeanee
Meerschaum
Meerut
Megaris
Megatherium
Mehemet Ali
Meissen
Meissonier, Jean Louis Ernest
Meister, Wilhelm

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Medusa in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

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