Medusa Head

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Not to be confused with Medusa.

Medusa Head is the boss of the eighth dungeon in Oracle of Seasons, the Sword & Shield Maze.[2]


Medusa Head stands in the center of the room and attacks by throwing spheres that can temporarily turn Link into stone, and if Link gets petrified it will attack him further. It is also capable of firing a laser beam from its eyes.

There are two strategies Link can use to defeat the Medusa Head, namely:

  1. Jumping using the Roc's Cape to avoid the stun spheres, then evading its attack, then attacking it with his sword, or
  2. Using the Hyper Slingshot and Pegasus Seeds to stun it, then attacking.


  • Statues of the Medusa Head, or a creature very similar, appear in the higher levels of the completed Black Tower in Oracle of Ages.
  • An extremely similar enemy of the same name, albeit of significantly smaller size, appears in the NES game Castlevania and several of its sequels. Medusa Heads are also common enemies encountered in the Lolo series, also for the NES.


Medusa Head is a reference to the famed Gorgon of Greek mythology, Medusa, who got decapitated by Perseus. Additionally, the petrifying sphere attack is a reference to Medusa's primary ability: turning living beings into stone.

ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
The People's Republic of China
美杜石 (Měi dù shí)[5]Medu Stone
The Italian Republic
  • Medusa's Head
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  1. Official The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons & Ages Perfect Guide, Versus Books, pg. 66
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages—The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 57
  3. "Io sono Medelock. Non posso aiutarti ma..." — Medusa's Head (Oracle of Seasons manga, Italian localization, J-Pop, pg. 135)
  4. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 192
  5. 塞尔达传说:百科全书, New Star Press, pg. 195