Gorgons, also known as medusae, are snake-skinned humanoid women with hair made of snakes and the ability to calcify organic entities that look at the gorgon in the face. Incredibly deadly, they are thankfully rare across the planes, only known to have appeared in Dominaria, Ravnica, Shandalar and Theros. On Theros the Gorgons have snakelike lower bodies. 
The first creature to bear the type was Masked Gorgon in Judgement, though the Infernal Medusa from Legends was later issued errata in the Grand Creature Type Update to become a Gorgon instead of a Medusa.
Notable Gorgons[edit | edit source]
- Visara the Dreadful was a pit fighter for the Cabal on Otaria.
- The Sisters of Stone Death were the guildmasters of the Golgari Swarm during the original Ravnica block.
- Vraska, a planeswalker associated with the Golgari Swarm (i.e. Vraska, the Unseen).
- Damia, Sage of Stone  
- Hythonia, a powerful gorgon of Theros who sits atop a throne made of statues (Hythonia the Cruel).
- Pharika, God of Affliction, the mother of all gorgons of Theros.
In-game references[edit | edit source]
- Aspect of Gorgon
- Cast into Darkness
- Coils of the Medusa
- Evolutionary Leap
- Felhide Petrifier
- Gaze of the Gorgon
- Gaze of Granite
- Gorgon Flail
- Gorgon's Head
- Killing Glare
- Treasured Find
References[edit | edit source]
- Bonnie Bruenderman. (February 19, 2014.) “Monster Menagerie: Gorgons”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Doug Beyer. (June 08, 2011.) “Damia, Sage of Stone”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Doug Beyer. (June 22, 2011.) “Fifteen Commanders, Fifteen Tales”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.