The Medusa Head is a new item in Kid Icarus: Uprising. It is an enchanted stone replica of Medusa's head that is used to turn opponents into stone, although temporarily. Similar to the Killer Eye, it fires beams at set intervals and can only fire in the direction it is facing upon placement. Medusa Heads can be found in Treasure Boxes or out in the open.
"Calm down: these are just lifelike models of Medusa's head. They fire petrifying beams capable of turning victims to stone. They function a lot like a turret, making the direction of placement an important decision."