variants or gorgoneum
plural gorgoneia
or gorgonea
: a representation of the face of a Gorgon frequent as an apotropaic symbol in Greek art

Word History


gorgoneion from Greek, from neuter of gorgoneios of a Gorgon, from Gorgon-, Gorgō; gorgoneum from New Latin, from Greek gorgoneion

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“Gorgoneion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gorgoneion. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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