Greek Medusa Protector Averting Evil Gorgon Statue
This Medusa statue shows the fierce female deity with hair of snakes, her bow and arrow drawn, and the body of a warrior woman. In Greek mythology Medusa's name means guardian or protector.
She is called a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a hideous human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazing directly upon her would turn onlookers to stone. Most sources describe her as the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto.
Medusa was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield.
In classical antiquity, the image of the head of Medusa appeared in the evil-averting device known as the Gorgoneion.
Warm Faux Bronze resin materials, hand finished by our artisans
7.5 inches high
19.05 cm high
Weight (lbs): .5 lbs approx