Today's monster is the Gorgon Medusa, infamous and ill-fated monster of Greek mythology.
The mere sight of her turned men to stone.
When Perseus smote (which is a lot like cutting, but with a more manly elegance to it) off her head, Pegasus (a winged horse) was born out of her blood. and the future king of Iberia (later Spain and Portugal) was born from her neck. Pretty sure it's because she was pregnant with Poseidon's baby, or something soap opera like that.
Girl's got some baggage. Sooo... she get's her own scary day of remembrance.