Acrisius danae perseus danae and perseus at sea

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Acrisius, Danae, Perseus Danae and Perseus at Sea Rescue and Threat Chest lands on island of Seriphos Rescue by fisherman Dictys Perseus comes of age His mother is pursued by King Polydectes, brother of Dictys. Perseus offers him anything else he wants. Impossible demand: head of Medusa The Gorgon Medusa Medusa A Gorgon Lara Flynn Boyle, from Men In Black Perseus’ Quest Athene helps with advice (wisdom) He must seek advice of Graiae (hags) Tricks Graiae into directing him to nymphs, who give him talismans: cap of invisibility, winged sandals, pouch. Adamantine sword from Hermes is used in beheading of Medusa. Birth of Pegasus, fathered by Poseidon. Relief, 6th C. BC Perseus’ Marriage Cassiopeia and Cepheus of Ethiopia daughter, Andromeda Cassiopeia’s hybristic boasting angers Poseidon, who demands the sacrifice of Andromeda Chained to a cliff, she awaits a sea-monster
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Perseus kills the monster, rescues her, and claims her hand in marriage. Andromeda Return Perseus returns to Seriphos and turns Polydectes and his court to stone Gives head of Medusa to Athena, who places it on her shield or aegis . Returns to Argos, accidentally kills his grandfather Acrisius with a discus Becomes king of Tiryns and Mycenae catasterization Athena’s Aegis The “Girl’s Tragedy” and Danae prohibition (forbidden to marry) seclusion (locked in a tower) violation of prohibition (Zeus' rain shower and conception of Perseus) threat of punishment or death (set to sea in chest) liberation (rescue by Dictys)
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