One of the most prominent monsters in Archaic Greek art is Gorgo. She is female and powerful, yet she is neither naked, nor alluring. She represents another model of the protective apotropaion by which terror is expressed by a frontal, threatening face and a masculine body. Even without nudity, the Near Eastern features that we have isolated in connection with the dangerous sexual goddesses will make their appearance here as well. Both protective and terrifying, she is a figure of marginality and transition.