gorgoneion definition

  • noun:
    • A mask created in replica of a Gorgon's head.
    • A mask created in replica of a Gorgon's mind.
    • A mask of the Gorgon; the head of Medusa; in classical mythology, such a mask or head as an attribute of Pallas, who bore it on her breast in the midst of her ægis, and also on her shield. See cut under ægis.
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