Gorgon (ゴーゴン Gōgon or ゴルゴーン Gōrugōn), or Monster Lady Gorgon (妖女ゴーゴン Yōjo-Gōgon) is a western yōkai.

Appearance

Personality

History

Manga

Gorgon first appears in the Kitarō's World Obake Tour chapter, Snake Woman Gorgon.

2007 Anime

In episode #46 of the fifth anime adaptation, Banquet of the Snake Woman, Gorgon, she uses the human alias Mizuki Tsunashima.[1]

Powers and Abilities

Petrifying Gaze: Gorgon is able to petrify beings who look at her eyes at will. When she activates this her eyes glow red. She can even transfer it to one of her snakes.[1]

Malice Aura Bomb: Gorgon gathered the malice of countless people she had petrified, including Zambia, collecting and forming it into a giant orb.[1]

Mouth Cannon: Gorgon can create a cannonball within her body and shoots out from her mouth.

Transformation:

Equipment

Crystal: Gorgon can intake targets' Yōkai Activity with her crystal.

Legend

Gorgon is based on the Gorgons of Greek Mythology, the most prominent examples being the daughters of Phorcys and Ceto. The three sisters are Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa, the last of which is who Gorgon seems to be primarily based on. The story of Medusa varies, but the common detail is that Medusa was transformed by Athena, after being raped by Poseidon in Athena's temple, where her beautiful hair became serpents and her face changed to be hideous that the mere sight of it would turn onlookers to stone. Unlike her sisters Medusa was mortal, she died when the hero Perseus went to her cave to slay her. After she was beheaded, her children Pegasus and Chysaor, were born.

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