What does the word gorgon mean?

Usage examples for gorgon

  1. You write after, the name: " A beautiful Gorgon- a haggard Venus." – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Her lethal beauty crowned with twining snakes That mingle with her hair, the Gorgon reigns. – The Star-Treader and other poems by Clark Ashton Smith