Perseus project

Perseus project

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  • Yes sir, King Polydectes 
  • Perseus. You shall leave hear and go capture the head of Medusa. Do not return until you have it.
  • I need to get rid of him, He is nothing but a problem.
  • Thank you Hermes. Thank you Athena. Thank you Nymphs. These items will come in handy on this mission.
  • Perseus and his mother, Danea, were put into a wooden crate and set to sea by Danae's father, King Acrisius, because he had heard that Danea would have a son that would kill him. Danea and Perseus wash up onto an island and meet a kind fishermen named Dictys. The kind fishermen's brother, the cruel king Polydectes, wanted to marry Danea but felt as if Perseus would be a problem. Therefore, Polydectes sent Perseus on a very dangerous mission: To receive the head of Medusa. 
  • King Polydectes came up with a devious plan to not only get Perseus away from thr island, but maybe to have him killed and never return so he could have Danea all to himself.
  • Young Perseus was in an unusually tough predicament. This journey could mean the life or death of Perseus, but the Gods had favor in Perseus. Hermes gave him a magical sword, Athena gave him a mirrored shield and told him where to find the Nymphs of the North and the Graeae. The Nymphs gave Perseus the secret on how to kill Medusa, winged sandals, an invisibility cap, and an expandable wallet. The Graeae gave him the location of Medusa and took him there.  
  • LET MY MOM GO!!!
  • As Perseus entered the Gorgon's cave, he used the mirrored shield to help guide his way and to help him know where Medusa was without having to look her in her eye. When Perseus saw Medusa, he quickly used the winged shoes to fly over to her and with a mighty swing, chopped off her head. Perseus then put the head into the wallet. The remaining two Gorgons had awoken and went to chase Perseus. With the help of the invisibility cap and the winged shoes, Perseus escaped.
  • As Perseus was returning home, he came across a princess who was chained to a rock by a sea serpent and as Perseus was passing, he showed the sea serpent the head causing it to turn into stone allowing him to unchain the princess from the rock.
  • Upon his return, Perseus found his mother imprisoned at the alter where King Polydectes had confined her until she either agreed to marry him or die of hunger. When Perseus found this out, he went to King Polydectes's palace and turned him into stone with Medusa's head, freeing his mom.
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