The story of Perseus

The story of Perseus

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  • Acrisius was the king of Argos, and he had a daughter named Danae. One day The oracle at Delphi told the king Acrisius that his daughter, Danae, would have a son who will kill him. he locked his daughter in a chamber of bronze but she got pregnant by Zeus, soon gave birth to a son, Perseus.  King Acrisius locked his daughter and her son in a wooden box.
  • King Polydectes had fallen in love with Danae. Even though Danae didn't return his feelings, Polydectes wanted to marry her, but her, but he knew that her son might cause trouble for him. He came up with a plan and persuaded young Perseus to fetch him the head of Medusa the Gorgon, thus hoping to be rid of him for good as anyone who looked at her would turn into stone.
  • When he reached the cave of Gorgons, he found them asleep. Wearing the winged shoes, he was able to fly near Medusa. Guided by her reflection in his mirrored shield, he used his sword to cut off her head before she woke up. From the neck of her headless body, her child, Pegasus, was born and set free.
  • On the way home, Perseus passed a beautiful princess chained to a rock. It appeared that her mother, Cassiopeia, had offended the sea goddesses by boasting that she was more beautiful than they were. Perseus show the sea monster the Gorgons head and the sea monster turned into stone.  
  • There, he found his mother imprisoned at the alter where King Polydectes had confined her until she either agreed to marry him or died of hunger. Perseus rescued his mother by going to 
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