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  Perseus 1 | Perseo 1, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Perseus 1 was, as a child, cast into the sea in a chest together with his mother, whom Zeus had visited in the form of a stream of gold when she was held isolated.
Perseus 1 slung the wallet about him, fitted the sandals to his ankles, and put the Helmet of Hades on his head, because wearing it he saw everyone, but himself was invisible.
Perseus 1 arrived then to Ethiopia where he found the king's daughter Andromeda set out to be the prey of a sea monster, a situation that had been caused by the boasts of her mother Cassiopea 2 against the NEREIDS.
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  Perseus (mythology) - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Perseus (mythology)
In Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Danaë.
Perseus snatched these precious objects, and would not restore them until given directions to the nymphs who possessed a pair of winged sandals, a magic wallet, and Pluto's helmet of invisibility.
Perseus followed him in disguise, meaning to persuade his grandfather to return, but on arrival he took part in some games and accidentally killed Acrisius with a discus.
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Perseus went farther north until he found an island surrounded by rocks and statues which used to be men.
Perseus raised his shield and saw Medusa and her sisters asleep, he put on the Cap of Darkness and flew down.
Perseus stormed to the palace, walked in and said, "Let all who are my friends shield their eyes!" So saying he raised Medusa's head and Polydectes and his courtiers were changed to statues.
www.greekmythology.com /Myths/Heroes/Perseus/perseus.html   (1133 words)

 Perseus (mythology) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Perseus (mythology), in Greek mythology, slayer of the Gorgon Medusa; he was the son of Zeus, father of the gods, and of Danaë, daughter of...
The ancient tale of the brave young man Perseus is rich in drama with its two monsters and a giant, and its story of a doomed virgin and the...
Perseus was the son of Danae who, by her very name, was the archetype and...
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 Perseus (mythology) - Wikipedia
Perseus was the son of Danae, the only child of Acrisius king of Argos.
The oracle of Ammon having announced that no relief would be found until the king exposed his daughter Andromeda to the monster, she was fastened to a rock on the shore.
Here Perseus, returning from having slain the Gorgon?, found her, slew the monster, set her free, and married her in spite of Phineus, to whom she had before been promised.
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 Perseus (mythology)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Perseus, or Perseos (Greek: Περσεύς, Περσέως), the legendary founder of Mycenae and of the Perseid dynasty there, was the first of the mythic heroes of Greek mythology whose exploits helped establish the hegemony of Zeus and the Twelve Olympians in the mainland of Greece.
Perseus was the son of Danae, who by her very name was the type and representative of all the Danaans (Kerenyi 1959:45), and the only child of Acrisius, King of Argos.
Perseus snatched the eye at the moment they were blindly passing it from one to another and would not return it until they had given him directions.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Medusa
In Greek mythology, Ceto, or Keto (Greek: Κητος, Ketos, sea monster) was a hideous aquatic monster, a daughter of Gaia and Pontus.
Perseus then flew to his mother's island where she was about to be forced into marriage with the king.
Medusa 1, one of the GORGONS, was beheaded by Perseus 1.
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 ETHIOPIAN CETUS : Sea monster of Ethiopia, labor Perseus ; Greek mythology ; pictures ; constellation : KETOS AITHIOPIOS
When Andromeda was chained to the rocks as an offering to the beast, the hero Perseus sighted her on his flight from the land of the Gorgones, slew the monster, and carried the girl off as his bride.
The Monster, as well as Perseus, Andromeda, and her parents were placed in the sky as Constellatons.
Perseus' plumes were soaked with spray, so heavy he could trust his ankle-wings no longer; then he saw a rock, bare in the still water but awash in rising seas.
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Perseus grew up to be a handsome young man, one of an exceptional beauty and strength.
Polydectes wanted to get rid of Perseus, because he treated him as an obstacle in approaching Danae, who in the meantime had become dear to his heart.
Perseus stole their single tooth and only eye, and in this way persuaded them to show him how to reach Nymphs, who kept winged sandals, a magic bag called kibisis and the helmet of Hades which made its wearer invisible.
www.milica.com.au /greek_myths/legends/pers3_t.htm   (838 words)

 Perseus (constellation)
Perseus is a northern constellation, representing the Greek hero who slew the monster Medusa.
Perseus is the protagonist of one of the most famous of the ancient Greeks' many interesting myths.
Perseus was the son of mortal Danae and the god Zeus.
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 Perseus greek gods mythology astrology zodiacs horoscopes
Perseus accomplishes it, however, by the aid of Pluto, Mercury and Minerva.
Perseus was infuriated and showed him the head of Medusa, turning the Titan into "a mountain as huge as the giant he had been.
Perseus flew on until he spotted the beautiful maiden Andromeda, who was chained to the rocky shore as a sacrifice to a sea monster.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Graeae
In Greek mythology, Ceto, or Keto (sea monster) was a hideous aquatic monster, a daughter of Gaia and Pontus.
In Greek mythology the Phorcydes were the children of Phorcys and Ceto and include the Hesperides, the Graeae, the Gorgons, Scylla and Charybdis and other nymphs and monsters, mostly associated with the sea.
In Greek mythology, Enyo (horror) was an ancient goddess known by the epithet Waster of Cities and frequently depicted as being covered in blood and carrying weapons of war.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Graeae   (770 words)

 AAVSO: Mythology of Perseus
In the legend of the sacrifice of Andromeda, Perseus figures as the hero, and hence we find his constellation situated close to the groups that represent the unfortunate maiden and the ferocious monster that sought to destroy her.
Perseus, flying from his victory over the dread Medusa, slays the monster of the deep, and rescues the fair Andromeda.
Perseus, because of his gallantry, is known as "the Knight Errant of Mythology." The hero was the son of Jupiter and Danaë, and the favourite of the gods.
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 Characters of Greek Mythology - Heroes - Perseus
Perseus is the son of Zeus and Danaë.
Perseus told him that he had gotten Medusa's head, and Polydectes and his court laughed in his face.
Perseus threw a discus while there, which the wind caught and blew into the head of Acrisius; thus, prophecy fulfilled.
mythology.tonyarn.com /heroes/perseus.html   (551 words)

 Software Bisque
Perseus quickly grabbed Medusa's head carefully placing in a gunny sack and flew off before he could be caught.
On his return to Seriphos, Perseus encountered Andromeda - The Princess of Ethiopia chained to rock as a sacrifice to the sea monster Cetus.
Perseus saved Andromeda by pulling the head of Medusa from the sack and holding it at arms length in front of Cetus.
www.bisque.com /tom/constellation/perseus.asp   (392 words)

Perseus was the son of Zeus and Danae.
To get rid of Perseus, Polydectes sent him on a quest to bring back the head of the Gorgon Medusa, a snake-haired maiden who turned all who saw her into stone.
They helped him acquire a pair of winged sandals, a wallet or satchel, and the cap of Hades; the sandals enabled him to fly, the satchel was to carry the Gorgon's head, and the cap conferred invisibility on its wearer.
www.pantheon.org /articles/p/perseus.html   (439 words)

 Perseus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Perseus was son of Zeus and Danaë (Danae), daughter of Acrisius (Acrisios), king of Argos, and Eurydice.
Perseus was also a descendant of the heroine Io, who was living in exile in Egypt.
Perseus gave the head of Medusa to Athena, who placed the head in the centre of her aegis.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/perseus.html   (2017 words)

 Constellations: Perseus
Perseus is home to the Perseus cluster of galaxies, and in particular NGC1275, an unusual galaxy which contains a strong radio source, Perseus A. Here one can find the famous winking star, Algol, the archetype eclipsing binary which is said to represent the evil eye of the Gorgon.
The constellations of Andromeda, Perseus, Cepheus, Cassiopeia, and Pegasus are intertwined in Greek legend.
According to Greek mythology, Perseus was the son of Zeus, King of the Gods, and Danaë, a mortal woman.
www.r-clarke.org.uk /constellations/perseus.htm   (507 words)

Greek mythology associates Sagittarius with Crotus, the son of the goat-god Pan and Eupheme, the nurse of the Muses.
Perseus and Andromeda were put in the sky along with Cepheus, Cassiopeia and Cetus.
Perseus, the Hero, can be found in the sky during the winter in the Northern Hemisphere.
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 Observing the Constellations
Perseus is one of the more enduring of the ancient legendary heroes, whose most famous deed was to kill Medusa, a Gorgon whose appearance was enough to turn anyone unfortunate enough to look at her into stone.
Perseus was able to kill her by using a shiny shield to aim his sickle at her.
She was decapitated in one blow, and the more ornate constellation drawlngs depict Perseus holding Medusa's head As he returned, Perseus rescued the hapless Andromeda from the clutches of the sea monster Cetus, After marrying Andromeda, Perseus presented the Gorgon's head to Athene.
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 Perseus, mythology, history, characteristics and observations by telescope.
The constellation of Perseus is a precious and enormous square stellar group of more of 600º located in the North hemisphere near the circumpolar zones since it crosses the parallel of 50º of North latitude by the north and reaches 30º of North latitude by the south.
During the night from the 11 to the 12 of August he is observable in the constellation of Perseus to observe the meteor rain of the famous perseids ones world-wide to present/display bolides shining and remarkable meteor multitude.
The constellation of Perseus I located the 22 of January of 1982 at the age of 14 years from the locality of Inca, Majorca, Spain to it.
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 Constellation Perseus
Perseus was the son of Zeus and the mortal Danaë.
It was when Perseus was flow over the coast of Æthiopia (not present day Ethiopia) that he noticed Andromeda chained to the rocks by the sea, and not far away he could see Cetus, the sea-monster as a whale, rapidly nearing her.
Perseus quickly turned to Cepheus, King of Æthiopia and said: "I can save your daughter from the sea-monster, but for my reward I demand Andromeda's hand in marriage, and a kingdom." Cepheus promised Perseus that he would have what he asked for, whereupon Perseus unsheathed his sword and leapt into the air to the attack.
www.coldwater.k12.mi.us /lms/planetarium/myth/perseus.html   (645 words)

 Perseus, Greece, Greek mythology
Perseus had been locked in a box together with his mother and thrown into the sea by her father king Acrisius of Argus, who had been told his grandson would kill him.
Perseus went to the Grey Women, three witches that shared one eye between them, and through stealing it he made them tell him where the nymphs of the north lived.
Perseus was sometimes considered to be the forefather of the Persians through his son Perses.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/mythology/names/perseus.htm   (268 words)

 Constellation Mythology - Perseus the hero
Perseus is one of the oldest and well known mythological figures.
Perseus cleverly used the reflection of his shiny buckler that was given to him by Minerva to cut her head off.
Perseus is also well known for rescuing the beautiful Andromeda, the daughter of Cepheus the King and Cassiopeia the Queen, just in the nick of time from Cetus the Sea Monster.
www.fvastro.org /articles/Perseus.htm   (318 words)

 Perseus - HighBeam Encyclopedia
Perseus, in Greek mythology, son of Zeus and Danaë.
Perseus was the father of Electryon, who was the grandfather of Hercules.
Perseus Continues Global Expansion with the Establishment of Perseus Nordics.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Perseus1.html   (657 words)

Perseus, Greek Περσεύς, was the son of Danae, the only child of Acrisius king of Argos.
The legend of Perseus was the basis for the film Clash of the Titans, the last movie to feature Ray Harryhausen's stop motion special effects.
Perseus is also a son of Nestor and Anaxibia.
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 The Mythology of the Constellations: Perseus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thereafter, Perseus was driven by warring winds all over the vast expanse of sky: like a raincloud, he was blown this way and that.
Perseus flew on until he spotted the beautiful maiden Andromeda, who was chained to the rocky shore as a sacrifice to a sea monster.
Perseus promptly fell in love with her, killed the monster, and married the princess.
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In Greek mythology, Danae was the daughter of Acrisius, king of Argos, who imprisoned her because of an oracle's prophecy that her son would kill him.
Perseus rescued her, however, and took her back to Argos, where the prophecy was eventually fulfilled.
Perseus used Medusa's head to petrify ATLAS (hence the Atlas mountains) and a few personal enemies, but he later gave the head to ATHENA, who put it in the center of her shield.
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 Apollodorus Summary
Danae, daughter of Acrisius, with her infant son Perseus, floats to Seriphos,2.4.1.
Perseus, sent by Polydectes, comes to the Phorcides and the nymphs, slays Medusa (birth of Pegasus), 2.4.2, frees Andromeda, punishes Polydectes, 2.4.3, and returning to his country kills Acrisius accidentally, 2.4.4.
Amphitryon goes with Alcmena to Thebes, kills the Cadmean vixen, and wages war on the Taphians: Pterelaus of the golden hair killed by his daughter,2.4.6-7.
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 Perseus: Symbol of Ethical Values. - CheatHouse.com
The myth of Perseus shows that he acts within the social and ethical boundaries of ancient times, that are similar to the values of today's society.
As a child Perseus and his mother were abandoned in a trunk and left afloat in the ocean.
The fact that he seeks retribution for this moral crime shows that Perseus is a model of ethic and moral values of ancient Greece and today's society.
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 Perseus, in Greek mythology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
He sent Perseus to fetch the head of the Gorgon Medusa, thinking that Perseus would die in the attempt.
Atlas refused, and Perseus, by means of the Medusa head, promptly turned him into a mountain of stone.
Perseus was the father of Electryon, who was the grandfather of Hercules.
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 Constellation Cepheus
It was when Perseus was flow over the coast of Æthiopia that he noticed Andromeda chained to the rocks by the sea, and not far away he could see Cetus rapidly nearing her.
Perseus quickly turned to Cepheus and said: "I can save your daughter from the sea-monster, but for my reward I demand Andromeda's hand in marriage, and a kingdom." Cepheus promised Perseus that he would have what he asked for, whereupon Perseus unsheathed his sword and leapt into the air to the attack.
Chinese mythology also gives Cepheus and honored place in the sky, where he is known as Tsao Fu, the famous charioteer of around 950 B.C. Instead of seeing Cepheus as the King, Arabian nomads saw a shepherd, his dog and his sheep.
www.coldwater.k12.mi.us /lms/planetarium/myth/cepheus.html   (649 words)

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