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Ancient Greeks: Everyday Life, Beliefs and Myths
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Stone Sculpture of the Head of the Gorgon Medusa

This sculpture shows the head of the Gorgon Medusa. Once a beautiful woman, she was punished by the Gods for being so vain and turned into a Gorgon. She had snakes for hair and a stare that instantly turned people to stone if they looked directly at her. You can download a version of the story of Perseus and the Gorgon (shortened for children) from the Resources page,


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