In Greek Mythology Medusa was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as a winged human female with a hideous face and living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazers upon her face would turn to stone.
"Winged Victory of Samothrace" aka "The Nike of Samothrace" -- Greek -- Century BCE -- Marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory). One of the most celebrated sculptures in all of history. Belonging to the Louvre Museum -- Paris, France