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#171711 - 11/28/07 05:22 PM Petrify  
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To "petrify" is both to terrify and to turn to stone. Is there any connection here to the Medusa?

#171721 - 11/28/07 09:02 PM Re: Petrify [Re: Hydra]  
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she does both,

but I take it you are looking for a connection that is more word related than that.

#171722 - 11/28/07 09:08 PM Re: Petrify [Re: Zed]  
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Quote:
she does both,


#171724 - 11/28/07 09:15 PM Re: Petrify [Re: Zed]  
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If you go with gorgon instead of Medusa, there are connections. Gorgon and Medusa were sort of mixed up as civilizations overran and merged.


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