A king wanted Perseus to die so he sent Perseus on a mission to kill the Gorgon knowing that Perseus would die.
I will go slay Gorgon in the scary forest!
Ok I will visit the Grey Ones for information!
Wow! Who are you
We are Hermes and Athena and we were told by Zeus to give you a shiny shield to protect you from being turned to stone, and a sickle to cut off Medusa's head.
If you want these back you have to give me some information.
Fine. Go to Nymphis.
What do you have for me Nymphis?
Take these shoes so you can fly, this bag for Gorgon's head, and this helmet to make you invisible.
Perseus cut off Medusa's head without getting turned to stone. He then flew away with the shoes without getting noticed by the other sisters. However, the sisters saw before he left. But Perseus got out of there in the nick of time.
By Carly and Ally from Athens
The King turned to stone when he looked into the eyes of the Gorgon.