ἀλλὰ πρίν, ‘but, ere that might be, up gathered (“ἐπὶ-ἀγείρετο”） the countless tribes of dead with awful cry; and pale fear seized me lest the dread Persephone might send upon me out of Hades a Gorgon -head of some terrible monster.’ Odysseus uses the phrase to denote any horrible spectre, and not with reference to the Gorgon 's head, mentioned in Il.11. 36; 5.741; 8.349. Hesiod makes three Gorgons, daughters of Phorcys and Ceto, and names them Euryale, Stheino, and Medusa. ( Hesiod Theog.276.)
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