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Medusa
used in The Lightning Thief

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Definition
Greek mythology:  a woman with snakes for hair and the ability to turn people to stone if they looked at her
  • Medusa yelled, her snake-hair hissing and spitting.
    Chapter 11 (71% in)
Medusa = Greek mythology:  a woman with snakes for hair and the ability to turn people to stone if they looked at her
  • How did Medusa die in the myth?
    Chapter 11 (63% in)
  • Something told me that in the myth Medusa had been asleep when she was attacked by my namesake, Perseus.
    Chapter 11 (63% in)
  • The Gray-Eyed One did this to me, Percy," Medusa said, and she didn't sound anything like a monster.
    Chapter 11 (64% in)
  • Medusa snarled.
    Chapter 11 (65% in)
  • Medusa asked.
    Chapter 11 (66% in)
  • Knowing Grover, I was sure he'd miss Medusa and nail me.
    Chapter 11 (69% in)
  • Then Medusa roared with rage.
    Chapter 11 (70% in)
  • Medusa is a menace.
    Chapter 11 (72% in)
  • I followed the hissing and spitting sounds of Medusa's hair.
    Chapter 11 (77% in)
  • I kept my eyes locked on the gazing ball so I would only glimpse Medusa's reflection, not the real thing.
    Chapter 11 (77% in)
  • Medusa grabbed the stick and pulled him off course.
    Chapter 11 (78% in)
  • Medusa was about to lunge at him when I yelled, "Hey!"
    Chapter 11 (79% in)
  • Medusa cackled.
    Chapter 11 (81% in)
  • She was holding Medusa's black veil.
    Chapter 11 (84% in)
  • We found some old plastic grocery bags behind the snack counter and double-wrapped Medusa's head.
    Chapter 11 (88% in)
  • Medusa was Poseidon's girlfriend.
    Chapter 11 (89% in)
  • Medusa and her two sisters who had helped her get into the temple, they became the three gorgons.
    Chapter 11 (90% in)
  • That's why Medusa wanted to slice me up, but she wanted to preserve you as a nice statue.
    Chapter 11 (90% in)
  • Oh, so now it's my fault we met Medusa.
    Chapter 11 (91% in)
  • What had Medusa said?
    Chapter 11 (94% in)
  • I searched the back of the warehouse until I found Medusa's office.
    Chapter 11 (95% in)
  • I went back to the picnic table, packed up Medusa's head, and filled out a delivery slip: The Gods Mount Olympus 600th Floor, Empire State Building New York, NY With best wishes, PERCY JACKSON "They're not going to like that," Grover warned.
    Chapter 11 (98% in)
  • The Furies and Medusa had provided enough excitement for one day.
    Chapter 12 (4% in)
  • But back at Medusa's, when you were searching her office?
    Chapter 12 (35% in)
  • But as I was saying, back at Medusa's, Annabeth and I agreed there's something strange going on with this quest.
    Chapter 12 (42% in)
  • I thought about what Medusa had said: I was being used by the gods.
    Chapter 12 (51% in)
  • That's why you mailed Medusa's head to Olympus.
    Chapter 12 (57% in)
  • I fished out my last bit of change and passed Grover a quarter, which left me two nickels and one drachma from Medusa's place.
    Chapter 15 (4% in)
  • Standing here and there like frozen party guests were Medusa's garden statues— petrified children, satyrs, and centaurs-all smiling grotesquely.
    Chapter 19 (39% in)
  • I remembered Grover dive-bombing Medusa in the statue garden, and Annabeth saving us from Cerberus; we'd survived Hephaestus's Waterland ride, the St. Louis Arch, the Lotus Casino.
    Chapter 19 (86% in)

There are no more uses of "Medusa" in The Lightning Thief.

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