Long ago lived a king named Acisios, who had one daughter, Danae. One day he asked a fortune teller if he would ever have a son, she said "you will have no sons and your grandson will kill you". Soon Danae had a son named Persues, Acisios was scared he would kill him so he sent Danae and Persues across the ocean in a chest where a fishermen found them named, Dicty's. Danae and Dicty's fell in love though Polydectes, the cruel king of Seriphos was also in love with Danae.
You will have no sons, and your grandson will kill you!
Far away lived a girl named Medusa. Medusa was beautiful unlike her 2 sisters who were unpleasant to look upon. Medusa spent lots of time looking in the mirror and admiring her beauty. Soon, Athena, goddess of war, invited Medusa to be a priestess in her temple, though secretly Athena was jealous of Medusa’s beauty.
Welcome to my temple!
One day Poseidon was entranced by Medusa’s beauty and tempted into Athena's sacred temple. When Athena found out she turned beautiful Medusa into a monster, with snakes as hair! Though quickly Medusa found that her ugliness was more powerful than her beauty could have ever been, she could turn people to stone!
Say goodbye to your beauty!!
Soon King Polydectes heard about Medusa and thought it would be a good way to get rid of Perseus so that he could marry Danae. So he sent Perseus to get Medusa’s head. Perseus met Athena and Hermes who gave him a shield so he could look at Medusa without getting turned to stone and a sickle to cut off Medusa’s head.
Get me Medusa's head!!!
Medusa was enjoying her new power and everywhere you looked you saw people in stone that had tried to defeat her. Soon she knew someone was approaching, but was not scared. Perseus used the shield to guide him through the valley. Then he saw Medusa’s reflection he charged forward sickle in hand. With a strong blow Perseus quickly had sliced off Medusa’s head. Then Perseus flew all the way back to King Polydectes.
Now you will die!
King Polydectes was very surprised to see Perseus and said “You have failed, no man could return alive…..” though he never finished that sentence. Perseus closed his eyes and pulled Medusa’s head from the bag, the King was turned to stone. Perseus mother was free and happy. Later that night Athena appeared before Perseus and asked if he had succeeded. Perseus said yes and gave Athena the bag, Athena smiled and attached the head of Medusa to her shield and disappeared in the sea.