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.
The Gorgon stares you out of countenance, and that suffices.
She has no beauty; and as for Gorgon, the creature has a look of timid softness in waiting behind her rocky eyes.
Nor must we forget that he has run upon a limitation, that Gorgon from whom he fled.
"It looks just as if the Gorgon had stared at them and petrified them with a glance," said Nora.
In its surface he could safely look at the reflection of the Gorgon's face.
Many things thou needest, but only against the freezing stare of the Gorgon's face can I guard thee now.
Hence the Gorgon, one of her consorts, was ordered to go ahead and lead the way.
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.