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The Adventure of Perseus

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1: Once upon a time, there was a troubled King named Acrisius. One day Acrisisus visited an oracle to see if he would have a son. To his dismay he found out that not only would he not have a son, but his grandson would kill him.

2: Acrisius kept Danae in a bronze house without a roof and guarded her carefully. He did not expect that Zeus would come and have a son with her. Perseus was born, and after Acrisius discovered the baby, he put Perseus and Danae in a box and set it out into the ocean.

3: The box washed up on an island, where a fisherman named Dictys took Danae and Perseus in. King Polydectes, fell in love with Danae and decided to get rid of her son. Polydectes convinced Perseus to kill Medusa. This seemed impossible because whoever looked at the snakes would turn instantly to stone.

4: Hermes told Perseus that to fight Medusa Perseus would need special equipment from the Nymphs of the North. Their location was a mystery, and Perseus had to ask the Gray Women who shared a single eye.

5: Perseus found the Gray Women and stole the eyeball,and held it hostage in exchange for the location of the Nymphs of the North. When he arrived at the location they gave him his three gifts: winged sandals, a magic wallet that changed to the size of whatever its contents, and, a magic cap that would turn whoever wears it invisible.

6: With Hermes and Athena at his side, Perseus found and killed Medusa. He then proceeded to return to his mother. He passed a beautiful woman chained to a rock, Andromeda, and fell in love with her instantly. She was chained their so that she would be eaten by the Kraken. Perseus killed the beast and saved Andromeda.

7: When he returned to the island, he discovered that Danae and Dictys went into hiding because Danae would not marry Polydectes. Perseus barged into the King's palace and turned all the men into stone with the head of Medusa. Perseus and Danae finally returned home and to their surprise Acrisius fled. A few years later Perseus competed in a discus throwing event and accidentally hit Acrisius, thus fulfilling the oracle's prophecy . The End

8: Bibliography Lima, Ton. Eyeball. 2007. Photograph. ClipartWeb. 2 Oct 2012. . 2006. Photograph. ClipartWeb. 2 Oct 2012. . Savini, Paolo. House. 2006. Photograph. ClipartWeb. 2 Oct 2012. . Fishing Boat. 2007. Photograph. n.p. Web. 2 Oct 2012. .

9: Old Chest. 2007. Photograph. ClipartWeb. 2 Oct 2012. . Perseus. N.d. Photograph. DreamstimeWeb. 2 Oct 2012. .

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  • Title: The Adventure of Perseus
  • Perseues goes on a journey in search of Medusa
  • Tags: perseus, medusa, gods, myth
  • Published: over 5 years ago