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Medusa was the most famous incarnation of the Writhing Dread, and by extension, the gorgons, a type of hybrid beast created by the Isu as part of the Olympos Project. Medusa was originally a human but taken over by an Atlantis artifact, known as the Prize of the Medusa, to act as a guardian for it, in order to seal the Gates of Atlantis.[1]

In Greek mythology, she was described as having had hair composed of live venomous snakes, wings and a visage so monstrous that all who beheld it turned into stone. According to the myth, she was slain by the Mycenaean founder Perseus with a Sword of Eden.[2]

In Korinthia, the story of Medusa inspired someone to carve a monumental statue of her grimacing head, known as the Cyclopean Head of Medusa.[3]