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Sthe·no

 (sthē′nō)
n. Greek Mythology
One of the three Gorgons.
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Stheno

(ˈsθiːnəʊ; ˈsθɛnəʊ)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth one of the three Gorgons
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Noun1.Stheno - (Greek mythology) one of the three Gorgons
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Gorgon - (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
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(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.
According to this ancient author, the three sisters, Sthenno, Euryale and Medusa were the children of Phorcys and Ceto, and lived "beyond famed Oceanus at the world's edge hard by Night".
Hesiod gives the names of all three Gorgon sisters, Sthenno, Euryale, and Medusa, and then contrasts "the two" immortals with "the one" mortal, Medusa: