In Greek mythology Medusa was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazing directly into her eyes would turn onlookers to stone.
greek-museums: “ Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki: “ Bronze medallion with Athena, possibly from a workshop of Delos. Decorative accessory from a formal charriot for parades and public appearances. The goddess is depicted as a Promachos, bearing.