Perseus - Argos Sacred to Hera Greatest hero: Perseus (son...

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Argos Sacred to Hera Greatest hero: Perseus (son of Zeus and Danae) o King Acrisius had a daughter (Danae) but wanted a son/heir o Oracle tells him that he will have a grandson, but the grandson will kill him o Decides to lock Danae in an underground bronze box o Zeus wants Danae, goes to her as a “golden shower” and Danae ends up pregnant o King goes down and sees child, questions Danae who tells him about Zeus o King puts them into a box and throws them into the ocean o Get caught in the nets of Dictys from Seriphos o Dictys’ brother, Polydectes, is king of Seriphos and wants Danae o Perseus grows and Polydectes wants to get rid of him Pretends to be interested in Hippodamia, whose kingdom goes to the man who can beat her father in a chariot race Makes everyone give him a horse, Perseus can’t give him one so he is sent to get Medusa’s head o Perseus is helped by Athena and Hermes Medusa lives a the end of the world, and the Graeae (women who
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