Medusa Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Medusa Peak (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peak
This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
The highest peak on Tentacle Ridge in the Cook Mountains, Eastern AAT. The peak is a dolerite intrusion with east facing cliffs, and long debris ridges extending west to the Darwin Glacier, that has a brooding appearance.
Medusa was one of the three Gorgons of greek mythology with a face of a woman, snakes for hair and a scale covered body. The name is consistent with Tentacle Ridge and the peak's dark appearance.
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