Relations of Medusa to Kali and Kirthimukha and KaliMukha.

Observation made by Stijn van den Hoven

KaliMukha, Kirthimukha (temple faces) are identical to the Medusa and Kali imagery and seen in many other cultures as well as a fanged monster, mostly associated with serpents or serpent hair.

In meso american art she is Coatlicue.

Either depicted as a monster above doorways or in temple art.

I suspect this is a metaphor for time itself devouring creation. It later transformed into the Siren symbolism and mother godess symbolism but its origina might be the sun/moon disk with the two snakes as seen in Egypt.

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