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FC: The Great Perseus
1: Once upon a time there was a very mean King named King Acrisius who wanted to be King for ever. One day the King's fortune teller told him that one day his grandson would over throw him and take his thrown. After hearing this the King locked away his only daughter to prevent her from having a son.
2: Zeus, the god of all gods, felt very bad for the princess since she was locked away. To make her happy he sent her a son who she would name Perseus. She tried to hide her son from the King but she couldn't keep it a secret for very long.
3: Once the King found out about his Grandson he was very upset, and knew he must do something. After thinking about it long and hard he decided to send his Daughter and Grandson off to sea far far away from his kingdom.
4: After sailing in the ocean for many days Perseus and his mother washed up on the shore of a small island, and were discovered by a fisherman, named Dictys and his wife. Perseus was raised by the fisherman and became a pretty good fisherman himself. Everyone loved Perseus on the Island except one.
5: That one man was Polydectes the ruler of the island who had fallen in love with Perseus's mother. He wanted to marry her but wanted to get rid of Perseus. He knew just how to do it. He knew that Perseus had nothing to give him as a wedding gift so he told him that he wanted Medusa's necklace which had the power to turn men to stone. An impossible task but one that Perseus wanted to complete.
6: After Perseus left the Island he went to the Grey Women who could tell him how to find Medusa and the equipment he needed to retrieve the necklace.
7: After meeting with the Grey Women Perseus went to the nymphs of the North th retrieve his equipment. He received a magic wallet, winged sandals, and a cap which made the wearer invisible. He also received a sword from the god Hermes and a shield, which protected him from the power of Medusa's necklace, from the goddess Athena. Now Perseus was ready for battle.
8: Perseus traveled many days by sea to find Medusa. But finding her was the easy part. Medusa wouldn't give up her necklace without a fight. But after a long and hard battle Perseus was victorious and took the Necklace from Medusa.
9: On his way home Perseus found a Princess named Andromeda who was to be fed to a great serpent because her mother had claimed that she was more beautiful than the gods. When Perseus saw Andromeda he fell in love and knew he had to save her.
10: Just like he did to Medusa, Perseus defeated the great serpent. After this he and his new wife returned home, to find out that his mother did not want to marry Polydectes and she was hiding from his wrath.This angered Perseus very much so He found Polydectes and used Medusa's necklace to turn him to stone.
11: After turning Polydectes to stone Perseus made Dictys King. Then he knew there was one thing left to do. Perseus returned to where he was born to see if his Grandfather would reconsider his feelings towards him. But once he arrived he realized that his Grandfather had been run out of the kingdom, so Perseus took his rightful thrown. And he and Andromeda lived Hapily ever after