Gorgon


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Gor·gon

 (gôr′gən)
n.
1. Greek Mythology Any of the three sisters Stheno, Euryale, and the mortal Medusa who had snakes for hair and eyes that if looked into turned the beholder into stone.
2. gorgon A woman regarded as ugly or terrifying.

[Middle English, from Latin Gorgō, Gorgon-, from Greek, from gorgos, terrible.]

Gor·go′ni·an (-gō′nē-ən) adj.

Gorgon

(ˈɡɔːɡən)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth any of three winged monstrous sisters, Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa, who had live snakes for hair, huge teeth, and brazen claws
2. (often not capital) informal a fierce or unpleasant woman
[via Latin Gorgō from Greek, from gorgos terrible]

Gor•gon

(ˈgɔr gən)

n.
1. any of three sister monsters of Greek myth, who had snakes for hair and whose appearance turned anyone looking at them into stone.
2. (l.c.) a mean, ugly, or repulsive woman.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin Gorgōn < Greek Gorgṓ, derivative of gorgós dreadful]
Gor•go′ni•an (-ˈgoʊ ni ən) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gorgon - (Greek mythology) any of three winged sister monsters and the mortal Medusa who had live snakes for hairGorgon - (Greek mythology) any of three winged sister monsters and the mortal Medusa who had live snakes for hair; a glance at Medusa turned the beholder to stone
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
Medusa - (Greek mythology) a woman transformed into a Gorgon by Athena; she was slain by Perseus
Stheno - (Greek mythology) one of the three Gorgons
Euryale - (Greek mythology) one of the three Gorgons
Translations

gorgon

[ˈgɔːgən] N
1. Gorgon (Myth) → Gorgona f
2. (fig) (= woman) → pécora f

Gorgon

n (Myth) → Gorgo f; (inf)Drachen m (inf)

Gorgon

[ˈgɔːgən] nGorgone f
References in classic literature ?
The Gorgon had surveyed the building again in the night, and had added the one stone face wanting; the stone face for which it had waited through about two hundred years.
The peculiar V-shaped mouth with its pointed upper lip, the absence of brow ridges, the absence of a chin beneath the wedgelike lower lip, the incessant quivering of this mouth, the Gorgon groups of tentacles, the tumultuous breathing of the lungs in a strange atmosphere, the evident heaviness and painfulness of movement due to the greater gravitational energy of the earth--above all, the extraordinary intensity of the immense eyes--were at once vital, intense, inhuman, crippled and monstrous.
True, she was a sweet woman and an angel of a wife; but what if a Gorgon should return, amid the transports of our connubial bliss, and take the angel's place.
She soon did notice it, and HER manner altered too: the familiar nod was changed to a stiff bow, the gracious smile gave place to a glare of Gorgon ferocity; her vivacious loquacity was entirely transferred from me to 'the darling boy and girls,' whom she flattered and indulged more absurdly than ever their mother had done.
And I should have seen still other of them that are gone before, whom I would fain have seen--Theseus and Pirithous--glorious children of the gods, but so many thousands of ghosts came round me and uttered such appalling cries, that I was panic stricken lest Proserpine should send up from the house of Hades the head of that awful monster Gorgon.
He must give up the notion of his father's legacy; but it was not likely he would ever want that trifle; and even if he did--why, it was a compensation to think that in being for ever divided from his family he was divided from Jacob, more terrible than Gorgon or Demogorgon to David's timid green eyes.
A per se, a; t, h, e, the; o per se, o; Demy orgon gorgon.
Soon after his arrival he languidly wrote to his brother, the honourable and jocular member, that the Bounderbys were 'great fun;' and further, that the female Bounderby, instead of being the Gorgon he had expected, was young, and remarkably pretty.
She threw her tasselled aegis about her shoulders, wreathed round with Rout as with a fringe, and on it were Strife, and Strength, and Panic whose blood runs cold; moreover there was the head of the dread monster Gorgon, grim and awful to behold, portent of aegis-bearing Jove.
ll 270-294) And again, Ceto bare to Phoreys the fair-cheeked Graiae, sisters grey from their birth: and both deathless gods and men who walk on earth call them Graiae, Pemphredo well-clad, and saffron-robed Enyo, and the Gorgons who dwell beyond glorious Ocean in the frontier land towards Night where are the clear- voiced Hesperides, Sthenno, and Euryale, and Medusa who suffered a woeful fate: she was mortal, but the two were undying and grew not old.
Thus roving on In confus'd march forlorn, th' adventrous Bands With shuddring horror pale, and eyes agast View'd first thir lamentable lot, and found No rest: through many a dark and drearie Vaile They pass'd, and many a Region dolorous, O're many a Frozen, many a Fierie Alpe, Rocks, Caves, Lakes, Fens, Bogs, Dens, and shades of death, A Universe of death, which God by curse Created evil, for evil only good, Where all life dies, death lives, and nature breeds, Perverse, all monstrous, all prodigious things, Abominable, inutterable, and worse Then Fables yet have feign'd, or fear conceiv'd, GORGONS and HYDRA'S, and CHIMERA'S dire.
These included our first LNG shipments from Train 3 at Gorgon and Train 1 at Wheatstone in Australia.