Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology - Monday November 5, 2007 Acrisius was...

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Monday November 5, 2007 Acrisius was the son of Abas and Aglaea. Had a twin brother, Proetus, and it was said they fought even in the womb. -- When Abas died, Acrisius expelled Proetus but shared the kingdom by giving him Tiryns. An oracle prophesized that Acricius’ grandson would kill him. He imprisoned his daughter, Danae. Zeus came as a form of a golden shower and impregnated her with Perseus. -- He sealed the two in a chest, instead of killing them, and left them at sea. Zeus asked that Poseidon calm the water so that the two could survive and he did. They washed ashore on Seriphos and were taken by the fisherman Dictys and his wife, who raised Perseus as their son. Dictys was the brother of the king of the island, Polydectes. -- Polydectes falls in love with Danae and wants to get rid of Perseus. Athena gives Perseus a polished bronze shield, while Hermes gives him a curved sword. Polydectes wanted to woo Hippodamia and in a banquet demanded that all guests
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course CLT 3370 taught by Professor Magill during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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Classical Mythology - Monday November 5, 2007 Acrisius was...

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