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          biol> MEDUSA is commemorated by applying her
  name to animals with TENTACLES or
  SNAKE LIKE APPENDAGES as in MEDUSASTER
  HYDROMEDUSA  LEPTOMEDUSA  LIMNODEDUSA  PELOMEDUSA etc
  med> CAPUT MEDUSA is a
       PATTERN OF VEINS CENTERED
  AT THE UMBILICUS
  myth> ONE AMONG THE GORGON SISTERS
  THE ONLY MORTAL AMONG THE DAUGHTERS OF
  PHROKYS & KETO
  MEDUSA WAS DETESTED
  BECAUSE SHE MADE LOVE WITH POSEIDON   sug> LITTER
  IN THE TEMPLE OF ATHENE or ATHENA    sug> IMPIETY
  WHICH WAS SEEN AS A DESECRATION      sug> BLEMISH
  note HUMAN SEX IS SEEN AS SOILING    sug> EMBLEMATIC
       or as not so GODLY SEX          sug> PECCADILLO
  THE BEAUTIFUL FACE and               sug> PECK
  HAIR OF MEDUSA WAS MUTATED           sug> TRANSFORM
  INTO A FACIES AND SNAKE LIKE HAIR    sug> FACIAL
  SO HORRIBLE AS TO PETRIFY ONLOOKERS  sug> FACADE
  note lat PETRA = STONE               sug> PETROLEUM
  PERSEUS FOUND MEDUSA ASLEEP AND      sug> DORMANT
  WITHOUT LOOKING AT HER FACE          sug> FONT
  MANAGED TO CUT OFF HER HEAD          sug> CAPITAL
  PEGASUS EMERGED FROM                 sug> CAPITOL
  THE LETHAL WOUND OF MEDUSA
  AS IF TO ESCAPE FROM HER DEATH
  PERSEUS GAVE THE HEAD OF MEDUSA TO ATHENA
  WHO AFFIXED IT ONTO HER SHIELD or AEGUIS or AEGIS
  art> often PERSEUS IS SHOWN HOLDING
       THE HEAD OF MEDUSA WHILE AVOIDING TO
  LOOK AT IT BECAUSE THE SEVERED HEAD
  RETAINED THE POWER TO PETRIFY
  AMONG THE OLDEST DEPICTION OF MEDUSA
  IS FOUND ON A METOPE IN SELINUS SICILY
  also MEDUSA IS SHOWN IN MANY ANTIQUE GREEK
  GOLD COINS FOUND IN KERCH UKRAINE now at
  the Hermitage Museum of St Petersburg
  among admired and more recent SCULPTURES of
  sug> PERSEUS and MEDUSA are those by
  Antonio CANOVA [#] and Benvenuto CELLINI [#]
        

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