When Acrisius heard of this news. He sealed the two in a chest, and had it thrown into the sea as killing Perseus would anger Zeus. Danae begs her father for forgiveness, however, Acrisius did not give in. For days, Danae tried to calm Perseus down as the waves moved them around.
The chest hits land, and a fisherman luckily finds the chest and opens it up to find Danae and Perseus. The fisherman was named Dictys, and took the two home as he and his wife were childless.
Perseus grew into a strong man and lived as a fisherman with his mother Danae. Up until Dictys brother, Polydectes, falls in love with Danae and wanted to marry her. Perseus defends his mother, however, Polydectes had a plan to get rid of Perseus.