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Medusa minimap icon.png Medusa, the Gorgon
Beauty is power. This thought comforted Medusa--the youngest and loveliest of three beautiful Gorgon sisters, born to a sea goddess--because she alone of the sisters was mortal. It comforted her, that is, until the day masked assailants invaded the Gorgon realm and tore the two immortal sisters from their home, unmoved by their beauty or by their tears. One of the invaders seized Medusa as well, but then cast her aside with a disgusted look: 'This one has the mortal stink upon her. We have no use for that which dies.' Humiliated, enraged, Medusa fled to the temple of her mother and cast herself before the goddess, crying, 'You denied me eternal life--therefore I beg you, give me power! Power, so I can dedicate what life I have to rescuing my sisters and avenging this injustice!' After long thought, the goddess granted her daughter's request, allowing Medusa to trade her legendary beauty for a face and form of terrifying strength. Never for a moment has Medusa regretted her choice. She understands that power is the only beauty worth possessing--for only power can change the world.
Associated with
Heroes:Zeus minimap icon.png Zeus
Pangolier minimap icon.png Pangolier
Places:Yama Raskav Jungle
  • Medusa has a rock garden that contains the petrified statues of heroes.[1]
  • Medusa owns a snakeskin purse.[2]
  • Before her transformation, Medusa wore a delicate veil over her face.[3]
  • Medusa owns a bow made from the wood and crystallized venom of a viper from the Yama Raskav Jungle.[4]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Medusa

  • Play Bristleback minimap icon.png r Ooh, ain't you a bonnie fair.
  • Play Keeper of the Light minimap icon.png r It is my heart's dearest wish to acquit myself nobly in your sight, good lady Medusa.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r I saw you and Zeus at the Sundered Moon the other night, he's married you know.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r So, does your hair ever get tangles? Or does it always just look good?

Enemies killing Medusa

  • Play Underlord minimap icon.png A snake should know its place.
  • Play Gyrocopter minimap icon.png Your hair gives me the creeps!
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png I could best you with my eyes closed.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png Never trust a snake.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Well, you and Zeus deserve each other.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r You're finished Medusa!
  • Play Phantom Lancer minimap icon.png Slither back to your nest.
  • Play Queen of Pain minimap icon.png You can look but don't touch. Come to think of it, don't look either.
  • Play Play Play Terrorblade minimap icon.png Stillness is beauty; I render you beautiful.
  • Play Play Play Terrorblade minimap icon.png Medusa, I always knew you'd turn tail.
  • Play Tiny minimap icon.png Aw, Medusa, I thought you were gonna help me make friends.


  • Play Oracle minimap icon.png r I dare not peer too closely at the future, for if it gazes back I might be petrified.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png Blades against bows!


  1. Medusa response: Play You'll make a fine addition to my rock garden.
  2. Medusa response: Play Is it creepy that I have a snakeskin purse?
  3. Circlet of Forsaken Beauty description.
  4. Bow of the Serpent description.
  5. Medusa response: Play Zeus minimap icon.png Tell your brothers I said hello.
  6. Pangolier response: Play When this is over, Medusa, I will help you on your quest. I can do no less.