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Gorgon (ゴーゴン Gōgon), or 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]

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]

Legend

Gorgon is based from 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 is 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.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 GeGeGe no Kitarō (2007): Episode 46

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