Perseus' Journey to Medusa

Perseus' Journey to Medusa

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  • In Ancient Greece there was a mother Danae who was a beautiful woman and her handsome, brave son Perseus. An evil, cruel king named Polydectus who stole Perseus's mother, and wanted to marry her, way to do this was to send him on a dangerous quest,hoping Perseus would never return. Polydectus demanded him to get the head of Medusa on a plate
  • In Perseus mind he knew the quest he wasabout to embark on would be impossible on his own, he knew he needed guidance, hedecided to visit the Temple of Athena and pray for help.TheGods heard Perseus and to help him with his quest the granted him five gifts. Ashield so shiny he could see his face in it, a crystal sword "Do not lookin Medusa's eyes”. You will need a helmet what makes you invisible, a pair ofsandals what will make you fly and a silver bag to put her head in".
  • The witch with the eye could see a young man "I see a young man" said a witch. Another witch hit the witch with the eye and says '"Give me the eye" screamed the witch. The witch gave other witch the eye Perseus quickly grabbed the eye "well go on then” said the witch “pass me it""I gave you it" said the other witch putting her hand on her hips.
  • When he got to Medusa's palace, he bravely walked through the entrance, thinking to himself how is he going to defeat a creature such as Medusa as she had so much strength as he could not look into her eyes because if he did it would cost him his life.
  • The thought about the gifts the witches gave him and thought he could use the shield to look at Medusa's reflection and using this to his advantage and his helmet of invisibility he shut his eyes,swung his sword and with one slash he cut off Medusa's head. Perseus quickly gathered the head of Medusa and set off back to the palace to shown King Polydectus he had conquered his quest and had the head in the silver pouch.
  • As he walked into the palace and saw King Polydectus, the King couldn’t believe what he saw, without thinking and before Perseus could warn him, he grabbed the head and looked into Medusa’s eyes and was instantly turned into stone. Not only had Perseus succeeded in what was thought to be an impossible challenge, saving his own life, his actions saved he mother,Danae from a life with the cruel King Polydectus.
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