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FC: Perseus | Matt Kress Jeremy North
1: One day in the city of Argos, a beautiful woman named Danae gave birth to a son named Perseus. As a kid Perseus had extraordinary abilities like that of a god. Although he wasn't actually a god, Perseus' father, Zeus, was the king of the gods and therefore bestowed Perseus with the abilities of a demigod.
2: As a child, Perseus and his mother went through many struggles. Perseus' grandfather, Acrisius was very angry at his mother and was determined to exile Perseus and his mother to another land, so one day while Perseus and his mother were fishing Acrisius called upon the gods to cast a gust of wind that caused Perseus' ship to sail out into the ocean and to another land. Perseus and his mother landed upon a small island and befriended an old fisherman named Dictys.
3: As time past, Perseus, his mother, and Dictys grew closer. However, Dictys had a brother named Polydectes who was king of the land. Polydectes struggling to keep his kingdom in order needed someone to go and cut off the head of Medusa, the source of all evil for the kingdom. Medusa was an evil monster whose gaze could turn any human to stone. Polydectes realizing he and his people were in danger called upon all the men in the land to compete for the right to go upon the adventure. Upon seeing Perseus and his amazing strength, Polydectes decided he must be the one to go even though he was rather young. Perseus, not one to deny an adventure, agreed to do the king's bidding without thinking twice.
4: After leaving his home town and traveling through the great woods in the dead of night. Perseus took rest in a nearby, warm cave. While in the cave, Perseus began to plan his adventure when all of a sudden a creature descended from the heavens wearing winged sandals and a winged hat. He proclaimed that he had come to protect and help Perseus on his great journey. He said he would guide Perseus to his destination and present him with weapons that would be useful in his fight against the evil monster, Medusa.
5: After a great many days and a great many nights, the winged man and Perseus arrived at the lair of Medusa. It was here that the winged man presented Perseus with a sword stronger than any other sword and a shield that could be used to see Medusa without looking directly at her. These, the winged man said, would be necessary for his fight.
6: Upon entering the lair of Medusa, Perseus found the place empty. As he began to search around the lair for Medusa, he heard a loud, evil screech as the monster approached him from behind. Remembering the advice of the wise, winged man Perseus resisted looking back at the monster and instead concentrated on it through his shield. With one heroic swipe of the sword Perseus managed to cut off the head of the evil monster.
7: With the head of Medusa in his possession, Perseus began to travel back to his homeland. Once he arrived in the kingdom of Polydectes, all the villagers rejoiced. He presented the head of Medusa to the king and the villagers rejoiced again for they knew that all of the evil in the town was now gone. Perseus was later named king of that land and went on to live happily ever after.