by Alice Low
Storyboard by Allison Schaefer, Makenzie kirkland, Emma Russell and Nick Sullivan.
A Hero In His Ordinary World
The Call to Adventure
Refusal of the Call
This is impossible!
Perseus grew up in Argos, and had a rough childhood. Danae (Perseus' mom) hid Perseus from King Acrisius (his grandfather). Perseus was isolated from the world because an oracle predicted that Perseus would kill his grandfather.
Meeting with a Mentor
At Polydectes wedding Perseus was unable to bring Polydectes a gift. So Polydectes challenged Perseus to cut off Medusa's head. Perseus was locked in his promise and had to complete this quest.
Crossing the Threshold
Perseus refused the call to adventure because he knew this perilous task could kill him. Medusa being a dangerous creature could turn him to stone with a blink of an eye. But reluctantly, Perseus realized he could not go back on the bold promise he had made.
Test, Allies, and Enemies
The Gods Athena and Hermes heard the conversation about the promise Perseus made to Polydectes. They graciously flew down from Mount Olympus to help. Athena instructed Perseus not to look Medusa in the eyes. Then, Perseus accepted Athena and Hermes help to slay Medusa.
Perseus accepts the gifts from Hermes and Athena, a shield to block Medusa's reflection, and a sword to slay Medusa. These gifts will help Perseus on his journey. Hermes also advised Perseus to retrieve other gadgets such as winged sandals, a magic wallet, and an invisible cap.
Hermes guided Perseus to the gray land where he met the Gray Women. Perseus needed to get directions to the Nymphs of the north to get the tools to complete his quest. To get the directions, Perseus had to threaten to keep the Gray Women by stealing their eye. After this he gathered the three magic gifts (Cap of invisibility, magic wallet, and winged sandals) from the Nymphs of the North.