Perseus reaches the island of the Gorgons. He shutters when he sees stones shaped as humans and animals. For he knew that they had once been alive. Perseus was confident now that he was armed with Hermes' sword, Athena's shield, and the three magic gifts.
The Road Back
Perseus hovered over the Gorgons. He remembered to look into the shield at their reflections so he was not turned to stone. At first he was confused because he could not decipher which Gorgon was Medusa. Athena then came to his aid telling him which one was Medusa. He struck off Medusa's head with one well aimed blow.
After Perseus battled the Gogons and killed Medusa, he grabbed the head and flew away in his winged sandals. He was excited to bring Medusa's head back home.
Return with the Elixir
As as soon as Perseus and Hermes' reached home, he was adamant to show Polydectus that he had completed his mission. Polydectes refused to believe Perseus and called him a liar. Perseus could not stand to be mistrusted and realized that this cruel ruler sent him on this chase to get rid of him. Perseus then pulled out Medusa's head and showed it to Polydectes. Polydectes turned to stone the moment he saw the head.
Danae wanted to see her father King Acrisius again. Acrisius was attending games that were being held in another city. Perseus and Danae travelled to this city because Perseus wanted to take part in the games. As Perseus took his turn throwing the discus.
As Perseus took his turn to throw the discus, as it left his hand, the wind blew it into the grand stand. It ended up hitting King Acrisius who was a spectator at the games. The hit ended up killing the King. King Acrisius prophecy of the oracle at Delphi was correct.