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  Gorgon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gorgons are sometimes depicted as having wings of gold, brazen claws, and the tusks of boars.
The Attic tradition, reproduced in Euripides (Ion), regarded the Gorgon as a monster, produced by Gaia to aid her sons the giants against the gods and slain by Athena.
The gorgon descends from the pre-Indo-European goddess of life and death, represented in various forms, of which the gorgoneion is one.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gorgon   (2375 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Gorgon (comics)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Gorgon is the name of a comicbook character associated with the X-Men, mainly Wolverine.
The Gorgon was a expert swordsman and preferred to use a Katana during combat.
The Gorgon was an expert swordsman and preferred to use a katana during combat.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Gorgon-%28comics%29   (1355 words)

  
 Gorgon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
In Greek mythology, the Gorgons ("terrible" or, according to some, "loud-roaring") were vicious female monster s with sharp fangs and hair of living, venomous snakes.
The Attic tradition, reproduced in Euripides, regarded the Gorgon as a monster, produced by Gaea to aid her sons the giants against the gods and slain by Athena.
A gorgoneion (or stone head, engraving or drawing of a Gorgon face, often with snakes protruding wildly and tongue sticking out between the fangs) was frequently placed on doors, walls, coins, shields, breastplates, and tombstone s in the hopes of warding off evil.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Gorgon.html   (744 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Gorgon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Homer speaks of only one Gorgon, whose head is represented in the Iliad as fixed in the centre of the aegis of Zeus: The Homère Caetani bust at the Louvre, a 2nd century Roman copy of a 2nd century BC Greek original.
John Phillip, The Evil Eye (1859), a self-portrait depicting the artist sketching a Spanish gypsy who thinks she is being given the evil eye The evil eye is a widely distributed element of folklore, in which it is believed that the envy elicited by the good luck of fortunate...
Gorgon first appeared as a member of the Inhumans when he attempted to retrieve his cousin and queen, Medusa from the outside world and take her back to Attilan.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Gorgon   (5700 words)

  
 Dungeon Crawlers
With bolts flying past, the Gorgon summoned another puppet in the path of the Skorize as it was the most pressing threat.Combat once again was not pretty for the Undead.
The Gorgon once again gathered her energies once again regenerating three gems that were sure to raise another puppet.
Finally, the puppet was able to charge the Skorize before it could move, and the Gorgon backed out of Ysis's range.With nothing to shoot at, Ysis was content to remain atop the castle wall watching her minions have their way with the foul creatures.
www.dungeoncrawlers.com /print.php?sid=42   (839 words)

  
 Christopher Rouse - Composer - Gorgon
Gorgon was commissioned by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra with the assistance of the Rochester Sesquicentennial Committee in honor of the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the City of Rochester's incorporation.
"Gorgon proved as intricate as it was violent: a richly textured "perpetual motion" swept along on a single pulse of fear.
"Gorgon is an earlier piece, a startling demonstration of the energy...that informed Rouse's previous creative phases, conclusive proof that concert music can explode with the volume and drive of rock.
www.christopherrouse.com /gorgonpress.html   (1058 words)

  
 Medusa
But her face and mask continued to be used in temples and sanctuaries, and to be commonly placed on columns, doorways and gateways, signifying her role as the guardian of the thresholds and mediatrix between realms.
Gorgo, Gorgon, or Gorgopis was the `Grim Face'- and besides Medusa (Metis), was the title of Athene as Death Goddess.
The Perseus myth was invented to explain the appearance of Gorgon Medusa's face, or mask, on Athena's shield and aegis, the image of Athena that was inherited from the pre-Hellenic period.
www.perseus.tufts.edu /classes/finALp.html   (3103 words)

  
 News in Science - First complete Gorgon fossil found - 10/12/1998
The discovery of the gorgon is considered a major find because during the last 150 years of fossil digs this is the first complete fossil ever found.
The gorgon was a fierce predator growing upwards to 10 feet in length.
The gorgon fossil is being prepared for display in the South African Museum at Cape Town.
www.abc.net.au /science/news/stories/s17858.htm   (193 words)

  
 Crippen & Landru Books: Kill the Umpire: The Calls of Ed Gorgon by Jon L. Breen
The victims are almost invariably associated with baseball, and Umpire Ed Gorgon comes to the rescue of the frequently baffled police by turning amateur sleuth.
The Gorgon stories have been quietly appearing in various magazines over the last thirty years, and Breen has finally cleared the bases, collecting them in a single volume.
Gorgon, he is a major league umpire and amateur sleuth who, over the past three plus decades, has become involved in almost as many murder investigations as Jessica Fletcher.
www.crippenlandru.com /books.asp?ID=81   (1163 words)

  
 Gorgon: Paleontology, Obsession, and the Greatest Catastrophe in Earth's History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Gorgons ruled a world of animals that were but one short evolutionary step away from being mammals.
By now, almost everyone must be familiar with the discovery of the iridium concentrations at the K-T (Cretaceous-Tertiary) boundary, and the Chicxulub impact crater, first reported in 1981, that appears to exactly the right age and the right size to have terminated most of the life on Earth, sixty-five million years ago.
The author of "Gorgon" began his career with field work on the proof of the quick and terrible extinction at the K-T boundary--the death knell of the dinosaurs.
www.teen-bookstore.com /item/Gorgon-Paleontology-Obsession-and-the-Greatest-Catastrophe-in-Earth's-History-0670030945.html   (1102 words)

  
 Texas TV Terror
Gorgon had his moments of dark humor, but there was little clowning and no derogatory remarks about the films being shown.
Gorgon was interested only in providing the mood and atmosphere that would enhance the films as much as possible.
Gorgon was named one of the top three chiller peronalities of 1958.
gammillustrations.bizland.com /monsterkid2/id18.html   (1421 words)

  
 Gorgon V
Gorgon was to be a light (300 kg (660 lb)) air-launched missile using a small (9.5 in) Westinghouse turbojet for a speed of up to 820 km/h (510 mph).
The Gorgon IIC was finally redesignated as CTV-2 in September 1947, and as CTV-N-2 in early 1948.
The Gorgon V was to be dropped from about 10700 m (35000 ft), diving at a shallow angle at a speed of Mach 0.95 to an altitude of 30-150 m (100-500 ft), where a spray run of 9-20 km (5-11 nm) range would begin, covering a 9 km (5 nm) wide area.
www.astronautix.com /lvs/gorgonv.htm   (1670 words)

  
 "Magic & Mayhem: The Art of Magic" - gorgon stare
If gorgon stare is cast on a flying creature, then the stone creature will plummet to the ground, and explode on impact.
If you Gorgon Stare an enemy wizard, you will have more opportinity to strike them with an offensive weapon such as fireball, dragon's breath, lightning, meteor shower or fire elemental, or even more creative attacks such as a totem of guarding or gooey blob, while the wizard is helpless.
Gorgon stare, like any other enchantment spell, can be dispelled with disenchant.
www.strategyplanet.com /artofmagic/spells/gorgon_stare/index.shtml   (405 words)

  
 Offshore Technology - CTMS Gas Field Project - Gorgon - Australia
The Gorgon area gas fields are located offshore, approximately 60km from Barrow Island and approximately 200km west of Dampier, on the Australian mainland.
Proven plus probable reserves in the Greater Gorgon area therefore exceed 17.6 trillion ft³, with certified possible reserves increasing that total to 21.5 trillion ft³.The proven reserves in the Greater Gorgon area are the energy equivalent of a 2.25 billion barrel oil field.
Exploration prospects are also being evaluated to the east of the Gorgon field in WA-25-P and to the north and east of the Chrysaor and Dionysus discoveries in WA-253-P. The initial programme for WAPET will comprise three wells.
www.offshore-technology.com /projects/gorgon/index.html   (710 words)

  
 Gorgon
History: Gorgon was the only son of architect Korath and archivist Milena, leading citizens of the Inhumans' city-state Attilan.
During Attilan's war with Trikon, Gorgon was forced to flee his home along with disposed ruler Black Bolt and the rest of the Royals.
Gorgon remains one of Black Bolt's most trusted aides, and one of Attilan's staunchest defenders.
www.marveldirectory.com /individuals/g/gorgon.htm   (218 words)

  
 Gorgon - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Gorgon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Medusa was slain by Perseus who watched her reflection in his shield, although her head retained its power to transform.
The Gorgon had surveyed the building again in the night, and had added the one stone face wanting; the stone face for which it had waited through about two hundred years.
True, she was a sweet woman and an angel of a wife; but what if a Gorgon should return, amid the transports of our connubial bliss, and take the angel's place.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Gorgon   (277 words)

  
 Flash Silvermoon - The Wise Woman's Tarot - The Gorgon
The three famous Gorgons were: Stheino - the Strong One, Euryela - the Wide-Roaming One, and Medusa - the Cunning One (the 3 lunar phases, Maiden, Nymph and Crone respectively).
The Gorgon's mask, which Medusa wears and which was worn on Amazon tunics, was a symbol of chastity; it meant death to the person who removed it without the wearer's permission.
The Gorgon's ability to focus the mind is a positive solution to this problem: use the power of the mind, do not be used by it.
www.flashsilvermoon.com /cards5.htm   (544 words)

  
 Winter 1999 - A&S Research
Gorgon fossils also have been found in China and Russia, but none are complete.
What is already known: gorgons were the largest predators of the late Paleozoic era (the era just before dinosaurs), growing as large as ten feet long, with both reptilian and mammalian characteristics.
Though they had a somewhat mammalian appearance, their eyes were set at the sides of the head like those of a lizard, and the body was probably covered with scales rather than hair.
www.artsci.washington.edu /newsletter/Winter99/behold.html   (557 words)

  
 BGG Thread: Gorgon & time it takes to verify cards.
I think that the other use for Gorgon special ability is to ask for a card that you think he don't have to get a look of their cards, so I think you should show your cards in this case.
The spirit of the rule is that you show your hand to the Gorgon's backer to prove you don't have the card he wants.
Titan!" The whole power of the Gorgon is that if she doesn't get what she wants the first time, she gets a good idea of what to ask for the next time.
www.boardgamegeek.com /geekforum.php3?action=viewthread&articleid=70992   (1229 words)

  
 AtariAge - Atari 2600 Manuals (HTML) - Atlantis (Imagic)
Gorgon vessels fill the sky, pounding the city mercilessly.
The Gorgon Fleet, fierce warriors intent on demolishing Atlantis, attack in force.
Gorgon vessels stay in formation, circling down from the highest level to one closest to Atlantis.
www.atariage.com /manual_html_page.html?SoftwareLabelID=10   (794 words)

  
 Amazon Light - Details for Gorgon: Paleontology, Obsession, and the Greatest Catastrophe in Earth's History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Book Description: The gorgons ruled the world of animals long before there was any age of dinosaurs.
In Gorgon, Ward examines the strange fate of this little known prehistoric animal and its contemporaries, the ancestors of the turtle, the crocodile, the lizard, and eventually dinosaurs.
Gorgon is also a thrilling travelogue of Ward's long, remarkable journey of discovery and a real-life adventure deep into Earth's history.
www.kokogiak.com /amazon/detpage.asp?asin=0670030945&field-keywords=the+blink+of+an+eye&schMod=books&type=&sb=s   (1073 words)

  
 Perseus and the gorgon Medusa
The gorgons were three sisters who lived at the end of the world, beyond the ocean, in the kingdom of Night.
She appeared to him and offered him her polished shield, so that he could see the gorgon’s reflection in the shield when he cut off her head, and not be turned to stone by looking directly on her face.
Perseus did so, and the nymphs gave him a cap of darkness, to render him invisible, a sword with a diamond edge, for the gorgon’s hide was too tough for an ordinary sword to penetrate, and a bag to carry the head in once he had cut it off.
msms.essortment.com /perseusgorgonm_rzzi.htm   (1838 words)

  
 Forbes.com: Gorgon gas partly to blame for Shell downgrade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Gorgon gas venture, operated by fellow energy major ChevronTexaco, plans to build a plant off the northwest Australian coast to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) from 2008 by super-cooling gas piped from nearby fields.
CNOOC Ltd Ltd, China's largest offshore oil firm has said it expects to buy into the Gorgon project by the middle of this year in a deal slated to be worth $275 million.
The Gorgon venture in August inked preliminary deals with Shell and ChevronTexaco to sell four million tonnes of LNG per year into the west coast of North America.
www.forbes.com /markets/newswire/2004/01/09/rtr1204537.html   (608 words)

  
 Powell's Books - Gorgon: Paleontology, Obsession, and the Greatest Catastrophe in Earth's History by Peter Ward
"Gorgon" is the first book to examine the gorgon and its contemporaries, the ancestors of the turtle, to ask what they were like, how they lived, and, most importantly, how they died.
The largest and most terrifying of these was the gorgon, a ten-foot long carnivore looking like a fearsome hybrid of lion and lizard, and the T-Rex of his day.
Gorgon is the first trade book to examine the gorgon and its contemporaries, the ancestors of the turtle, the crocodile, the lizard, and, eventually, dinosaurs, to ask what they were like, how they lived, and, most importantly, how they died.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=7-0670030945-3   (532 words)

  
 Powell's Books - Review-a-Day - Gorgon: Paleontology, Obsession, and the Greatest Catastrophe in Earth's History by ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
This is the world of Gorgon, vividly and eloquently captured by Ward; field science in all its warts and glory.
As to the title, Gorgon was a lion-sized predatory reptile that lived in the Permian, though it is not a major character in the book.
Instead, Ward thinks of Gorgon as a metaphor for the extinction event itself; like Gorgon, the extinction captures the imagination but little is actually known about it.
www.powells.com /review/2004_05_22.html   (680 words)

  
 Profile for Gorgon
Gorgon came into existance after the minotaur known as Brahma appeared in the Napping Cat's Dream.
Gorgon was formerly the evil nature of Brahma, given independence from the entity known as Oblivion.
Powers/Abilites: Gorgon, by unknown means, can force an individual to experience the most intense painful moment in their life, trapping the victim physically in a shell of darkness.
www.masterzdm.com /NCD/showprofile.php?User=242&card=2   (376 words)

  
 Forbes.com: CNOOC to seal Australia Gorgon gas deal mid-04-CFO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Another Chinese industry source said Gorgon will supply gas to the second phases of two LNG terminals being planned in China's Guangdong and Fujian provinces, which are due to start LNG imports between 2005 and 2007.
Gorgon gas may also sail to a proposed third terminal, likely to be built in the southeastern province of Zhejiang, the source said.
The price of the Gorgon equity stake is similar to what CNOOC paid last year for a 12.5 percent stake in Indonesia's Tangguh LNG project through the acquisition of interests in production sharing contracts from BP Plc .
www.forbes.com /markets/newswire/2003/10/27/rtr1123328.html   (862 words)

  
 MissileThreat :: Gorgon (SH-11/ABM-4)
In the event of an attack on Moscow, the idea was that the Gorgons would serve as a first line of defense and, if any warheads managed to evade them, the short-range Gazelle interceptors would provide a second layer of protection.
The Gorgon was constructed with three liquid-fueled boosters, giving it a range of approximately 350 kilometers.
Special emphasis was given to radiation hardening, since it was presumed that the Gorgon would be operating in an environment of frequent nuclear explosions, whether from incoming re-entry vehicles or other Gorgon and Gazelle interceptor missiles.
www.missilethreat.com /systems/gorgon.html   (1090 words)

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