Perseus grew up on a small peaceful island with his mom and other fishermen. Perseus and his mom were sent away by King Acrisius when Perseus was still a baby, and they were founded by a friendly man. Perseus grew up to be a strong young fisherman.
Meeting With The Mentor
On the island there was a fisherman named Polydectes that did not like Perseus. Polydectes did not like Perseus because Perseus defended Danae. Polydectes sent Perseus on a mission to retrieve Medusa's head. If Perseus did not do this task, Polydectes would try to marry Danae, and Perseus did not want that.
Crossing The Threshold
Perseus felt trapped by his promise to get Medusa's head. He was sure that it would be impossible to retrieve her head alone. Perseus had a moment where he sat, worried and doubted himself.
Test, Allies, And Enemies
A goddess and god overheard what Perseus must achieve and they wanted to help. The goddess Athena gave him a brass shield to use as a mirror so he could see the Gorgons without turning into stone. The god Hermes gave Perseus an unbreakable sword and offered to guide Perseus on his mission.
With Hermes on his side Perseus started his mission towards the gray land. They were on the way to retrieve three objects Perseus needed to defeat Medusa. These three objects are winged sandals, a magic wallet and a cap to make him invisible.
When Perseus arrived at the gray land, he approached the Gray Women. The women shared one eye and Perseus needed to steal the eye, so the women could give him directions to the nymphs of the North. Hermes then guided Perseus to the North.