¶Of Gorgones. Cap. 70.
GOrgones be Iles of Occean, afore the forland that is called Vesperaserus. Therein dwelled women that wer cal∣led Gorgones Feminine, and they are said Alith•• Veloci, in English swifte, for roughnesse and sharpnes of body, &c. and of them the Glandes had the name, as Isid. saith li. 15.
(*Gorgones, monstrous women, which were vanquished by Perseus, a noble Knight, which delyuered a faire Lady, called Andromada from a Whale, and also slew Medusa, which turned men in∣to stones: whether by hir pride, hir hayres were tourned to Adders, or by lecherous lust she brought all hir louers to a shamelosse forgetfulnesse, for that Serpents signifieth pride, and lecherye, shamelesse hardinesse.)