By Levi Clancy for Student Reader on
The Γοργών Gorgons were fearsome Phorkydes monsters, offspring of Φόρκυς Phorkys (of Gaia and Pontus) and his sister Keto. The Γοργών Gorgons resided in the far west, beyond the ocean.
Unlike her sisters, Medusa was mortal. She had two children by Poseidon, born from her severed neck when it was thrown by Perseus into the sea: