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Stheno is an enemy type from Final Fantasy Mystic Quest. It can inflict many status ailments on party members. She starts with with her hands outstretched. After taking damage she gains a menacing facial expression as her snakelike hair reels back. The third phase humorously has her become bald.

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In Greek mythology, Stheno was one of the three Gorgons, her other siblings being Medusa and Euryale. Of the three, she was known to be the most independent and ferocious, having killed more men than both of her sisters combined.

In the Japanese release, Stheno is called Marid. Marid (Arabic: مارد‎‎ mārid) is an Arabic word meaning rebellious, which is sometimes applied to supernatural beings. The word has come to refer to demons and powerful jinn. In Dungeons & Dragons a marid is a genie of water.

In the German release, Stheno is called Gorgona. In Greek mythology, the Gorgon was a terrifying female creature who had hair of living, venomous snakes, and a horrifying visage that turned those who beheld it to stone, the most famous being Medusa.

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