I offer you the power to freeze your enemies where they stand, but you must earn such a gift. Medusa, the Queen of the Gorgons. Bring me her head Kratos, and I will give you the ability to wield its power.


Greek Mythology

Medusa' Gaze

Medusa's Gaze in God of War.

In Greek Mythology, the legendary Gorgon, Medusa, had the power to turn anyone who looked directly into her eyes to stone. She was decapitated by Perseus.

God of War

Medusa's Gaze was a power that was given to Kratos in God of War. After he killed Medusa for Aphrodite, Kratos kept Medusa's Head and used its Gorgon powers to turn his enemies into stone. Although that power didn't work on other Gorgons, all other enemies were turned into stone. Larger enemies took longer to turn into stone than smaller ones. Leveling the magic up further increased its freezing power and gained faster attacks with it. Gorgon's Rage, which was the strongest and most costly move, Kratos slammed the head into the ground, which created a swirling shockwave of Gorgon magic.

Attacks (God of War)

Level 1

  • Gorgon Torrent - Turn enemies to stone with this powerful weapon. Hold L2 + hold square

Level 2

  • Stronger Freeze Beam
  • Gorgon Flash - Rapidly freezes enemies. Hold L2 + triangle
  • Gorgon Flash (Air) - Freeze enemies in the air. L2

Level 3

  • Stronger Freeze Beam
  • Gorgon Rage - Freezes all enemies at once. Hold L2 + hold O ''(Uses up all magic)

Attacks (Betrayal)

Level 1

  • Gorgon Torrent.

Level 2

  • Stronger Freeze Beam Lev.2

Level 3

  • Stronger Freeze Beam Lev.3

Level 4

  • Stronger Freeze Beam Lev.4

Level 5

  • Stronger Freeze Beam Lev.5


  • If it was leveled at maximum, the gaze had a blue-green color.
  • If one looked closely, the head was green and was similar to lesser Gorgons, however, Medusa herself had red skin.
  • In Mortal Kombat, Kratos' second fatality was called Medusa's Gaze, however, he did not use Medusa's head, and instead used the head of a Gorgon Serpent.
  • There was an item in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale that was called Medusa's Gaze, however, it was far more similar in appearance to Euryale's Head.
  • An unnamed Gorgon head appeared as magic in Bit of War. It may have been Medusa's head as it produced green beams.

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