Medusa , in the ancient Greek tales, was one of the three monstrous gorgons, generally described as winged human females with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Those who gazed into her eyes would turn to stone. Medusa was beheaded by Perseus, who thereafter used her head, which retained its ability to turn onlookers to stone, as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. Our keychain is inspired by an ancient roman coin depicting Medusa. May she shield you and your home. Brass plated in imitation gold. Approximately 4" long.