Perseus grew up on a small island. He was strong and young. While living on the island he became a fisherman.
Meeting with a Mentor
Polydectes tells Perseus that he wants a specific gift. This gift/task requires a lot of bravery. Polydectes wants Perseus to bring back the head of Medusa. Medusa is the horrible Gorgon.
Crossing the Threshold
Perseus did doubt his promise to get Medusas head. He knew this task was impossible by himself. Perseus still persevered and went through with the promise.
Test, Allies, and Enemies
Perseus did not know where Medusa lived. All of a sudden he saw a bright light. It was Hermes. Hermes graciously offered to be Perseus' guide and also give advice. The challenge Perseus was faced with was now irresistible.
Once Perseus saw Hermes his perspective changed on the task. Hermes coming was an awesome gift to Perseus. He left and went to get Medusa's head.
There were three things Hermes told Perseus he must have to complete the task. He needed winged sandals, a magic wallet, and a cap which would make Perseus invisible. These items are guarded by the nymphs. The Gray Women are the only people that know where to find them.