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The Story of Perseus

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1: Long ago and boy named Perseus and his mom were abandoned from their hometown from the King Acrisius. The king was in fear that Perseus would be stronger than himself and try to kill him.

2: The king sent them away and they landed on a island were a fisherman named Dictys found them. Him and his wife were kind people and took care of them. They helped raise the boy. The evil King Polydectes was the ruler of this land. He wanted to marry Perseus's mom, but wanted the boy gone. During their celebration for the wedding Perseus was the only one without a gift. He wanted to show his bravery and love to his mom so he decides to go get the head of Medusa.

4: Perseus sets off to Greece to start his journey. On the way Hermes appears to guide him the right way. They needed to find their way so they needed to go to the Gray Women, they knew everything that he needed. Athena appears and gives him a shield for protection.

5: The Gray Women gave him the information he needed to know. He then heads to the land of the nymphs. In Hyperboreans the people are happy, joyful, kind, dancing around, and feasting. They give Perseus three gifts- winged sandals, a magic wallet, and a cap for invisibility.

6: Hermes and Perseus then head of to the island of the Terrible Sisters. They then found Medusa and Perseus then did what he promised. Medusa was no longer alive.

9: Perseus and Hermes then head back home. On their way back they stopped in a town named Ethiopia, which is being under attacked by a sea serpent. The monster was after a lovely young woman named Andromeda who Perseus seemed to like. He kills the sea creature and then asks the king, the young woman's father, for her hand in marriage.

10: Perseus comes back home with his new wife but realized everyone is gone. He heads to the castle and turns the evil king and his helpers all to stone. He then goes to the nearby temple to find his family hiding from the king.

12: Soon after Perseus, his new wife and his mom went back to Argo, the town they were throw out of. They went back to see if the king wanted them back, but they soon saw that the king wasn't there. The townspeople chased in out of town.

13: Not too long after King Larissa holds a athletic contest in his city and Perseus decides to compete. He does the challenge of discuss throwing. After he tossed his discuss it hit the king from Argo, killing him. In the end the fear of the boy killing him actually took place.

15: After all of the hard and brave times Perseus and Andromeda had a child. It was a boy named Electryon, and they lived as one big happy family.

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