A Gorgon is a magical creature from Greek mythology. Looking at a Gorgon turns the viewer into stone. It is therefore very important not to meet a Gorgon’s eyes at any time.
Hagrid uses the phrase “Gallopin’ Gorgons” during his first meeting with Harry Potter (PS4).
The wizard Morgan is turned into stone by a Gorgon he is trying to capture, as recounted in “The Rhyme of Gormless Morgan” (BoS).
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The most famous Gorgon is the Medusa, who had hair made of snakes (Wikipedia).
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