Christmas Day was supposed to be one of joy. When Isissa heard strange sounds and detected the scent of metal, she had no idea that her home village was being plundered. As she next heard the sniggering of men around her, the cloth was torn forcefully from her eyes. The bandits moved to look upon her beautiful face, but not a moment later they had been turned to stone. Instead of being surrounded by presents, Isissa found herself amidst the foulest company.
Evolves from Snake-Eyed Isissa.
Isissa is probably a variant of feminine name Isis. Isis is a Greek form of Egyptian Ist (reconstructed as Iset or Ueset), which possibly meant "the throne". In Egyptian mythology Isis was the goddess of the sky and nature, the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus. She was originally depicted wearing a throne-shaped headdress, but in later times she was conflated with the goddess of feminine love and motherhood Hathor and depicted having the horns of a cow on her head. She was also worshipped by people outside of Egypt, such as the Greeks and Romans.
Petrifaction, or petrification as defined as turning people to stone, is also a common theme in folklore and mythology, as well as in some works of modern fiction. In Greek mythology, Gorgons (Greek gorgós "dreadful") were female creatures, who had hair made of living, venomous snakes, as well as a horrifying visage that turned those who beheld them to stone. While descriptions of Gorgons vary across Greek literature and occur in the earliest examples of Greek literature, the term commonly refers to any of three sisters: traditionally, while two of the Gorgons were immortal, Stheno and Euryale, their sister Medusa was not, and she was slain by the demigod and hero Perseus.