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Gorgon

Gorgon

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.

Appearances

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).

Commentary

Notes

The most famous Gorgon is the Medusa, who had hair made of snakes (Wikipedia).

From the Web

Gorgon entry in Wikipedia

Harry Potter Wiki: Gorgon

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