This second page in the Perseus series begins with the story of his rescue of Andromeda from the Sea-Monster and continues with the tale of his rise to power in Greece. The appendices provide additional information on his descendants and historical hero-cult. An Aithiopian Ethiopian princess, daughter of Kepheus, bride of Perseus.
He was the son of the Argive princess Danae who was locked away in a bronze chamber by her father Akrisios Acrisius who lived in fear of a prophecy that he would one day be killed by her son.
The god Zeus, however, infiltrated her prison in the guise of a golden shower and impreganted her. When Akrisios discovered the child, he placed the two in a chest and set them adrift at the sea. They were carried safely to the island of Seriphos where they were offered refuge by the kindly, fisherman Diktys.
With the help of the gods, Perseus obtained winged sandals, an invisible helm and a magical sword. He then sought out the ancient Graiai Graeae and stealing their single eye compelled them to reveal the location of the Gorgones.
Perseus approached Medousa as she slept and beheaded her with eyes averted to avoid her petrifying visage. On his journey back to Greece, Perseus came across the Aithiopian Ethiopian princess Andromeda chained to a rock as a sacrifice to a sea-monster.
He slew the beast and brought her with him back to Greece as his bride. The old man fled in fear for his life but was later accidentally killed by Perseus at the funeral games of a king with a discus throw gone awry.
His most famous descendant was Herakles. The hero was depicted in classical art as a youth with winged boots and cap, and armed with a sickle-shaped sword.
Acrisius, who had no male issue, consulted the Pythian oracle, and received the answer, that if Danae should give birth to a son, he would kill his father.
Acrisius, accordingly, shut up his daughter in a subterraneous apartment, made of brass or stone Soph. But Zeus having metamorphosed himself into a shower of gold, came down upon her through the roof of the apartment, and became by her the father of Perseus.
From this circumstance Perseus is sometimes called chrusopatros or aurigena Lycoph. But, according to the common story, Polydectes, king of Seriphos, made Danae his slave, and courted her favour, but in vain; and in order to obtain the undisturbed possession of her, he sent off Perseus, who had in the meantime grown up to manhood, to the Gorgons, to fetch the head of Medusa, which he said he would give to Hippodameia as a wedding present Tzetz.
When Acrisius learnt this, he went to Polydectes, who, however, interfered on behalf of the boy, and the latter promised not to kill his grandfather. During the funeral gaines the wind carried a disk thrown by Perseus against the head of Acrisius, and killed him, whereupon Perseus proceeded to Argos and took possessions of the kingdom of his grandfather Hygin.
But to return to the common tradition, Athena, with whom Medusa had ventured to contend for the prize of beauty, first showed to Perseus the head of Gorgo in images, near the town of Diecterion in Samos, and advised him to be unconcerned about the two immortal Gorgons, Stheno and Euryale. Perseus then went first to the Graeae, the sisters of the Gorgons, took from them their one tooth and their one eye, and did not restore them to the Graeae until they showed him the way to the nymphs; or he cast the tooth and the eye into lake Triton, so that the Graeae were no longer able to guard the Gorgons Hygin.
The nymphs provided Perseus with winged sandals, a bag, and the helmet of Hades, which rendered him invisible, Hermes with a sickle, and Athena with a mirror Hes.
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Being thus armed, he went to the Gorgons, who dwelt near Tartessus on the coast of the Ocean, whose heads were covered, like those of serpents, with scales, and who had large tusks like boars, brazen hands, and golden wings.
He found them asleep, and cut off the head of Medusa, looking at her figure through the mirror, for a look at the monster herself would have changed him into stone. Perseus put her head into the bag which he carried on his back, and as he went away, he was pursued by the winged Gorgons Hes.
On his return he visited Aethiopia, where he saved and married Andromeda, by whom he became the father of Perses, whom he left with Cepheus. During this journey Perseus is also said to have come to the Hyperboreans, by whom he was hospitably received Pind. Phineus, the brother of Cepheus, was likewise changed into stone, and when Perseus returned to Seriphos he found his mother with Dictys in the temple, whither she had fled from the embraces of Polydectes.
Perseus found the latter at a repast, and metamorphosed him and all his guests, and, some say, the whole island, into stone Pind. Perseus then gave the winged sandals and the helmet to Hermes, who restored them to the nymphs and to Hades, and Athena received the head of Gorgo, which was put on the shield or breast-plate of the goddess.
Hereupon Perseus went to Argos, accompanied by Cyclopes, skilled in building Schol. Acrisius, remembering the oracle, escaped to Larissa, in the country of the Pelasgians; but Perseus followed him, in order to persuade him to return Paus. Some writers state that Perseus, on his return to Argos.
Some again relate that Proetus was expelled, and went to Thebes. But the common tradition goes on thus: Acrisius was buried outside the city of Larissa, and Perseus, leaving the kingdom of Argos to Megapenthes, the son of Proetus, received from him in exchange the government of Tiryns.Donate via Mail: Brother Nathanael Foundation PO Box Priest River, ID The writers of “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” used the epic poem “The Odyssey” as inspiration for their story of a man who needs to return to his wife before she leaves him forever.
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Perseus was one of the most celebrated heroes of Greek mythology. King Polydectes commanded he fetch the head of Medusa. With the help of the gods, Perseus obtained winged sandals, an invisible helm and a magical sword.
He then sought out the ancient Graeae and stealing their single eye compelled them to reveal the location of the Gorgons.
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