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Headword: Γοργόνες
Adler number: gamma,390
Translated headword: Gorgons
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Three women, who had such frightening faces that those seeing [them] died; of whom Perseus killed one with a sickle-headed spear.
Greek Original:
Γοργόνες: τρεῖς γυναῖκες, αἳ τοσοῦτον εἶχον φοβερὰ τὰ πρόσωπα, ὡς τοὺς ὁρῶντας θνῄσκειν: ὧν μίαν ἀνελεῖν λογχοδρεπάνῳ τὸν Περσέα.
Notes:
ps.-Nonnus, Scholia mythologica 4.76.32-35, on the mention of Gorgons in Gregory of Nazianzus' speech Against the emperor Julian (PG 35.653.11).
cf. gamma 391, gamma 392, gamma 393, gamma 394, gamma 395. For Perseus see pi 1372.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; mythology; rhetoric; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 16 July 2002@13:12:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 17 July 2002@07:37:39.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, raised status) on 2 January 2012@21:50:05.
David Whitehead (tweaked note; more keywords) on 10 June 2012@08:16:57.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 December 2014@00:27:13.
David Whitehead on 21 December 2014@04:13:25.

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