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Stheno ("forceful"), (Greek: Σθεννω), in Greek mythology, was one of the Gorgons, vicious female monsters with brass hands, sharp fangs and hair of living, venomous snakes. Unlike her sisters, Stheno was very independent. The second-youngest of the three sisters, she killed more people than both her sisters. Her sister Euryale was immortal and sister Medusa was mortal. Stheno's head was displayed when she died for all the gods to mock[citation needed]. She was a daughter of Phorcys and Ceto, or sometimes, Typhon and Echidna. 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. ... 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. ... 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...

Modern Appearances

  • Euryale and Stheno appear in DC Comics' Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman and Wonder Woman titles.
  • Stheno plays a major part in the backstory of one of City of Villains non-player villain groups, the aptly-named "Snakes".
  • Stheno (along with Medusa and Euryale) is featured as an enemy in the PC game Titan Quest.
  • Stheno also appears as an enemy in the Super NES games Final Fantasy IV (Final Fantasy II in the US) and Final Fantasy Mystic Quest.
  • The Gorgons appear as villains in American Dragon Jake Long in the episode "Bring It On" and "Furious Jealousy".
  • The Gorgons also appear in the God of War video game series made by SCE Studios Santa Monica for the Playstation 2 as one of the many types of enemies the main character Kratos fights against. As Medusa appears as a boss in God of War I and Euryale as a boss in God of War II, it is possible that Stheno will appear in the upcoming God of War III.
  • 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.

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Stheno was well down the hall, but she could hear every word of Kuja's story.
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