What is another word for gorgon?

75 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ɡˈɔːɡən], [ ɡˈɔːɡən], [ ɡ_ˈɔː_ɡ_ə_n]

The word "gorgon" is typically associated with Greek mythology, referring to a monstrous female creature with snakes for hair. However, there are several synonyms that can be used to describe a gorgon-like creature or situation. For instance, the word "hag" is often used to describe a repulsive and frightening old woman. Another synonym is "medusa," named after one of the most well-known gorgons in Greek mythology. "Harpy" is another alternative, typically used to describe a vicious bird-like creature with sharp claws and a destructive nature. Regardless of the synonym used, all denote a creature or situation that is terrifying, repulsive, or both.

What are the hypernyms for Gorgon?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Gorgon?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for gorgon?

Gorgon is a term that may not have many antonyms because it is a specific term used to refer to a mythical creature. Gorgons were said to be female creatures with snakes for hair who could turn people to stone with just one look. However, one possible antonym could be something like "nurturer" or "protector." Gorgons were known for their destructive capabilities, but an antonym could be something that represents care and protection. In the context of the Greek myth, Athena was a protector of heroes and civilization, so she could be considered an antonym to a certain extent as she protected humans instead of causing harm.

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Usage examples for Gorgon

From the billowy satins and laces of the couch a delicate hand was waved toward him as he attempted to pay his respects to the most powerful man in France; the next moment the same stony-faced gorgon clad in scarlet and gold beckoned to him to follow, and he found himself being led through the brilliantly dressed crowd toward a compact group of backs, which formed a sort of living wall, painted in delicate colours of green and mauve and gray, and duly filled up the approach to the main window embrasure.
"Petticoat Rule"
Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
Strangely enough, in the ancient form of the folk-tale, the gorgon is an almost essential part of the story, though the Life Token has disappeared, and the Supernatural Birth only applies to the hero and not to his animal companions.
"Europa's Fairy Book"
Joseph Jacobs
"It looks just as if the gorgon had stared at them and petrified them with a glance," said Nora.
"The Manor House School"
Angela Brazil

Famous quotes with Gorgon

  • Koskaan yritä katsoa taaksepäin, ja koskaan katse menneisyyteen. joskus ohi voi olla kuin medusa, hirvittävän gorgon pelottava ihmisen kasvot ja ottaa myrkyllisiä käärmeitä paikka hiuksiaan. Varokaa tuijottaa suoraan Medusa silmiin, sillä se voi kääntyä sivustakatsoja kiveen. Aiemmin tekee täsmälleen sama - se jäätyy te kivi kylmä, hidastaa ja lopettamalla kaikki tekosi, tavoitteita ja toiveita ..... miksi menneisyys on verrattavissa Medusa täällä. odotan tänään, juuri tällä hetkellä, esillä, että toivottaa sinut iloisesti, kuin elämän matkaa jatkuu yl
    Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate
  • Through fire and shipwreck, pestilence and loss, Led by the of duty To a dog's death—yet of his sorrows king— He shouldered high his voluntary Cross, Wrestled his hardships into forms of beauty, And taught his gorgon destinies to sing.
    Luís de Camões

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