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[741] cf. Od. 11.634. — Here begins the description of a new member of the company.

πελώρου: in appos. with the gen. “Γοργοῦς”, which is implied in the adj. “Γοργείη”. cf. “αὐτοῦ Ζ 446, Νεστορέῃ παρχ̀ νηὶ Πυλοιγενέος βασιλῆος Β” 54. — The Gorgon's head was placed on the middle of the shield. In early art, this was a round female face with glaring eyes, broad nose, and distorted mouth. Later, it had tusky teeth and a protruding tongue. Finally, it was a beautiful sad face, — no longer fitted to awaken terror, but pity and sympathy. — Homer knows but one Gorgon and has no other name for her.

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