“Beautiful and cursed creatures, whose gaze turns all who behold it into stone.”
—In-game description from The Sacred Stones
The Gorgon (ゴーゴン Gōgon) is an enemy-only Monster class exclusive to Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. Snake-like creatures with human heads and serpentine bodies, Gorgons are often armed with Stone, Demon Surge and Shadowshot, making them terrifying foes to behold. Hatched from Gorgon Eggs, Gorgons mainly inhabit Neleras Peak, with one appearing as a boss in Chapter 18.
While Gorgons are essentially the monster equivalent of the Mage class along with Mogalls and Arch Mogalls, Gorgons are much more durable than them. They are also much more dangerous due to their signature Demon Surge spell possessing similar Might to Crimson Eye, alongside the Stone spell some of them carry dropping their foe's ability to avoid both normal and critical attacks by a significant extent.
Gorgons are terrifying female creatures from Greek mythology. The term refers to any of the three sisters who had hair of living, venomous snakes, and a horrifying gaze that would turn those who looked into stone. This is fitting for the game's depiction of them, in which they have snake-like hair, and the Stone spell that they have exclusive access to.