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The Famous Tale of Perceus

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FC: The Famous Tale of | Perceus

1: There once was a king, King Acrisius, who had a daughter named Danae. The King went to a priestess to find out if he would have a son. She told him no but his grandson would kill him.

2: The King locked up his daughter, but she still had a son. His name was Perceus and he was the son of the God Zeus.

3: Luckily, they were found by a fisherman and his wife on a small island. | When the King found out he sent them in a chest out into the ocean

4: The ruler of that island fell in love with Perceus' mother and disliked Perceus. | Perceus was tricked by the ruler into going on a dangerous journey to battle a monster called a gorgon who can turn people to stone.

5: He is told by Hermes, another god that he must go see the Gray women and ask them where the three gorgons are. | Perceus tricked the Gray women into telling him.

6: Hermes and the Goddess Athena help Perceus in his journey to find the gorgon and gave him gifts. Hermes gave him sandals with wings and Athena gave him a shield. | With these gifts Perceus was able take the head of the gorgon, Medusa.

8: On his way home Perceus found Princess Andromeda about to be devoured by a sea serpent. | Perceus defeated the serpent and married Andromeda

9: Upon returning Perceus finds his mother has been exiled by the king for refusing his love. | Perceus confronts the king and using Medusa's head turns him and his guests to stone.

10: Later at an athletic competition he accidentally kills his father, who locked him in a chest at sea. This fulfilled the prophecy.

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  • Title: The Famous Tale of Perceus
  • Retelling of Perceus in a children's book
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