While ancient Greek vase-painters and relief carvers imagined Medusa and her sisters as beings born of monstrous form, sculptors and vase-painters of the fifth century began to envisage her as being beautiful as well as terrifying. In an ode written in 490 BC Pindar already speaks of "fair-cheeked Medusa".
In a late version of the Medusa myth, related by the Roman poet Ovid (Metamorphoses 4.770), Medusa was originally a beautiful, ravishing maiden, "the jealous aspiration of many suitors," priestess in Athena's temple, but when she and the "Lord of the Sea" Poseidon lay together in Athena's temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa's beautiful hair to serpents and made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn onlookers to stone. In Ovid's telling, Perseus describes Medusa's punishment by Athena as just and well-deserved.
What i am speculating ( wishing) Kabuto has the ability to turn people into stone
the only other proof that this exists in the story is a non canon /filler movie Movie 3 crescent moon
When he uses his petrifaction gauntlet and touches his target, Ishidate activates the process. The eye on his gauntlet will open and send chemicals through the target's body. The body will then turn into stone. If treated with medical ninjutsu the body can get back to normal. If the body remains in this stone form for too long, though, it will remain petrified forever. Also, the petrified bodies become brittle and fragile, making it easy to shatter, and killing the victim.
The petrifaction gauntlet can also be used to manipulate other stone. Ishidate can grab chunks of stone and then strike them with the gauntlet. While in the air the stone will then split into numerous sharp daggers.
imagine with jsut a gaze u can turn people into stone
also not stating that this could be the other jutsu kabuto i talking about
just one of many
The common theme in many cultures is that the 'serpent' is usually shown as the villain(its referenced in the bible as well as greek mythology as already pointed out). Here too the susanoo god slays the yamata no orochi, the 8 headed serpent(exactly what happens when itachi fights sasuke).
Japanese mythology is probably the best place to look for future things to come in naruto as well.....