On his way home afterslaying Medusa, Perseus rescued the princess Andromeda, who had been chanied to a rook as a sacrifice to the sea god, Poseidon. Perseus nd Andromeda married and became the ancestorsof another greek hero, Hercules.
The end of Medusa
Perseus was the son of Zues and a mortal woman, Danae. King Polydectes, the rulerof the land where they lived,wanted Perseusout of the way so that he could force his attentions on Danae. He sent Perseus on a mission to kill the Gorgon, a scaly monster neamed Mdusa who had snake instead hair growing on her head. Medusa was frighteningly hideous that anyone who would look at her turned into stone. The gods quickly came to erseus's aid. Athen gave him a mirrored shield so that he could look at Medusa;s reflection instead of at her, and hermes gave Perseus hi sickle.
"How could you :("
" It is the onlythng that can cut through the Gorgon's scales," said Hermes. To find Medusa's lair' Perseus first had to visit the Hesperides, he daughters of the night, who gave Perseus three more gifts to help him in his quest: winged sandles to help him fly; a helmet thst would make him invisble; and a sack to hold Medusa's severd head. Then they told him where to find Medusa.
As Perseus flew over the island where she lived, he saw strange rocky forms-the people who had lookedat Medusa and turned into stone.But he had Athen's mirrored shield, so he was not afriad. He held up the shield and struck out with Herme's sickle, which sliced through Medusa's scaly neck as if it was a melon.
"It's all over now mhaaaaaa"
He quickly stuffed the head into the sack and started for home. Perseus returned to find that King Polydectes had treated his mother cruelly while he was away. Pulling Medusa's head from the sack, Perseus held it up before the King, and Polydectes at once turned to stone. Perseus then presented the head to Athen, who fixed it to her shield- a terifying trophy fo all time.