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              30th April,2004

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        Gorgons  

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                            Gorgons, who were hated by men and Gods, lived still, in an island near the Land of the Dead; but the way to that island was unknown.  These gorgons were two sisters and a third women who did terrible things before and thus lived with them.

                            The two were hideous to look on, with hair and wings and claws of bronze that could not be broken and with teeth like the white tusks of swine.  Swinish they were, ugly and loathsome, feeding fearfully on the bodies of unburied men.

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                            However, the third Gorgon was beautiful save for living serpents that coiled in her hair.  she stone of the three Gorgons was mortal and could be slain, but she got such terrible eyes that men who looked directly at her would be changed into stones instantly.

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