Perseus' Journey to Medusa

Perseus' Journey to Medusa
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  • Polydectes wanted to marry Perseus' mother, Danae but wanted nothing to do with Perseus. He tricked Perseus into taking on a deathly mission- bringing the head of Medusa , a monster,  to him.
  •  Perseus received weapons from Athena and Hermes to help- winged sandals to make him fly, a cape to make him invisible, a sword and a mirrored shield so he wouldn't be petrified. 
  • Perseus embarks on the 7 day journey to the end of the world, and first meets the 3 Grey sisters. He asks where the Gorgon live but they don't tell him, until Perseus takes their eye and threatens to through it into the sea.
  • Perseus meets the nymphs and asks them where to find the Gorgons. They tell him to go to Atlas the giant. He then finds Medusa's location and makes his way.
  • He finally finds Medusa and is able to behead her after almost being petrified. He then takes the head and returns back to Polydectes.
  • When Perseus returns with the head, Polydectes is angry at this but Perseus uses Medusa's head to petrify him, saving his mother from an unwanted marriage.
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