Perseus, son of Zeus, was locked in a wooden a chest with his mom, Danae, and thrown out to sea. They were rescued by Dictys and he was raised on a small island. That island was ruled by Dictys' brother Polydectes.
Meeting With the Mentor
The ruler of the island, Polydectes, tells Perseus that he doesn't have enough bravery. Perseus then tells him that he doesn't lack bravery. Polydectes then challenges Perseus to bring him Medusa's head.
Crossing the Threshold
Perseus was hesitant to take on this task alone. Medusa was a gorgon with snakes for hair and if you looked at her you turned to stone. He felt trapped because he promised the king he would kill Medusa
Tests, Allies, and Enemies
Athena and Hermes overheard about Perseus troubles. Athena gave Perseus a shield of brass for protection. Then Hermes guided Perseus on his quest. Perseus was grateful for the mentors' help.
With directions from Hermes, Perseus went to the Gray Women. There he took the Gray Women's eye. He exchanged it back with them for directions to the nymphs of the North.
Along the way, Perseus recieved help from the nymphs of the North. The nymphs gave him a cap of invisability, magic sandals, and a magic wallet. From there he was on his way to confront Medusa and two other gorgons.