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Euryale as depicted in God of War II.

Euryale ("far-roaming"), in Greek mythology, was one of the immortal Gorgons, three vicious sisters with brass hands, sharp fangs, and hair of living, venomous snakes. She, like her sisters, was able to turn any creature to stone with her gaze. Her sister Stheno was also immortal, but Medusa, the last of the sisters, was mortal. They were daughters of Phorcys and Ceto, or sometimes, Typhon and Echidna. In many stories, Euryale is noted for her bellowing cries, especially in the tale of Medusa's death at Perseus' hands. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... God of War II is the sequel to the extremely popular God of War video game. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology refers to the beliefs and stories created by the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and their own cult and ritual practices. ... See also Gorgona, for the Colombian/Italian islands. ... Stheno (forceful), (Greek: Σθεννω), in Greek mythology, was one of the immortal Gorgons, vicious female monsters with brass hands, sharp fangs and hair of living, venomous snakes. ... A relatively modern image of Medusa painted by Arnold Böcklin In Greek mythology, Medusa (Μεδουσα Queen), was a monstrous female character whose gaze could turn people to stone. ... Phorcys and Ceto, Mosaic, Late Roman, Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia In Greek mythology, Phorcys, or Phorkys was one of the names of the Old One of the Sea, the primeval sea god, who, according to Hesiod, was the son of Pontus and Gaia. ... In Greek mythology, Ceto, or Keto (Greek: Κητος, Ketos, sea monster) was a hideous aquatic monster, a daughter of Gaia and Pontus. ... In Greek mythology, Typhon (ancient Greek: ), also Typhoeus (), Typhaon () or Typhus () is a son of Gaia and Tartarus who attempts to replace Zeus as the king of gods and men. ... In the most ancient layers of Greek mythology Echidna (ekhis, meaning she viper) was called the Mother of All Monsters. Echidna was described by Hesiod as a female monster spawned in a cave, who mothered with her mate Typhoeus or Typhon every major monster in the Greek myths, (Theogony, 295... Perseus with the head of Medusa, by Antonio Canova, completed 1801 (Vatican Museums) Perseus, Perseos, or Perseas (Greek: Περσεύς, Περσέως, Περσέας), the legendary founder of Mycenae and of the Perseid dynasty there, was the first of the mythic heroes of Greek mythology whose exploits helped establish the hegemony of Zeus and the Twelve...


Some legends claim the gorgon Euryale as the mother of Orion, though others form a new Euryale as daughter of King Minos of Crete. An engraving of Orion from Johann Bayers Uranometria, 1603 (US Naval Observatory Library) In Greek mythology, Orion was not truly a great huntsman but a poor one, who was set amongst the stars as the constellation of the same name. ... In Greek mythology, Minos was a semi-legendary king of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa. ... For the famous World War II battle, see: Battle of Crete For other uses, see Crete (disambiguation). ...


Modern appearances

  • Euryale and Stheno appear in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, published by DC Comics. They have both(in different incarnations)also appeared in Wonder Woman.
  • Euryale appears as a boss monster in the video game God of War II, attempting to avenge her sister Medusa, killed in the first God of War. Like other Gorgons in the games, she is depicted as a woman with the upper body of a human, and a snake-like trunk extending below her waist. Unlike the other Gorgons, however, she is immensely fat (see picture above). She appears to be less than immortal in the game, as evidenced by the fact that Kratos is able to rip her head off. It is possible, however that her head may have still been living. Euryale is voiced by Jennifer Martin.
  • The Gorgons appear as villains in American Dragon Jake Long in the episodes "Bring It On" and "Furious Jealousy".
  • Euryale and Stheno appear in a flashback in the visual novel Fate/hollow ataraxia, in which their sister Medusa (known as Rider) is a major character.
  • Euryale is a character in Jean Ray's Gothic fantasy novel Malpertuis.

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