One of three fabled sisters, Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa, with snaky hair and of terrific aspect, the sight of whom turned the beholder to stone. The name is particularly given to Medusa.
- Like a gorgon; very ugly or terrifying.
- Vicious female monsters from Greek mythology with sharp fangs and hair of living, venomous snakes.
- An intimidating, ugly, or disgusting woman.