In Greek mythology, the Gorgon Medusa had the face of a woman and poisonous snakes for hair; her glance could turn men to stone.
Military drones, with ominous code names like Gorgon Stare and Constant Hawk, can monitor movement across an entire urban area.
As he sped eastward, he heard a voice asking whether he had really killed the Gorgon.
In its surface he could safely look at the reflection of the Gorgon's face.
She has no beauty; and as for Gorgon, the creature has a look of timid softness in waiting behind her rocky eyes.
Hence the Gorgon, one of her consorts, was ordered to go ahead and lead the way.
"It looks just as if the Gorgon had stared at them and petrified them with a glance," said Nora.
"Surely the Gorgon was a kind of prehistoric suffragette," objected Dick.
Many things thou needest, but only against the freezing stare of the Gorgon's face can I guard thee now.
The Gorgon stares you out of countenance, and that suffices.
late 14c., any of the three hideous sisters in Greek legend, whose look turned beholders to stone (Madusa was one of them), from Greek Gorgo (plural Gorgones), from gorgos "terrible," of unknown origin. Transferred sense of "terrifyingly ugly person" is from 1520s.