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BC: The End

FC: As Told By Zak East and Alexa Quezada | Perseus

1: Danae was a very lonely princess. Her father, King Acrisius of Argos, kept her locked away in a bronze house, because he had heard a prophecy that Danae's son would one day kill the king, and he wanted to keep that prophecy from coming true.

2: One night, Zeus, the King of Gods, visited Danae in her lonely house, and gave her the one thing she wished she could have: a child. She named him Perseus.

4: When King Acrisius found out that Danae had a son, he feared that the prophecy was coming true, but didn't want to hurt his family. So, he built a box, and sent Danae and Perseus out to sea in the box.

5: Danae and Perseus were found by a kind fisherman named Dictys and his wife. The kind couple took them in and helped to raise little Perseus on the little island where they lived.

6: The Gorgon Medusa

7: Polydectes, Dictys' brother, saw Danae and wanted to marry her, but didn't want a son. Polydectes was smart, so he came up with a plan to get rid of Perseus by tricking Perseus into promising his adoptive uncle the head of one of the Gorgons, Medusa, as a wedding gift. The Gorgons were three deadly sisters who were so ugly that one look into their eyes would turn anyone to stone.

9: Perseus went first, on his journey, to the Gray Women, whose one shared eye could see all- past, present, and future- in order to find out the way to the Gorgons' lair. The god Hermes gave Perseus a sword that could defeat Medusa, and the goddess Athena gave him her shield to use as a mirror, so Perseus wouldn't have to look directly at Medusa's eyes. Then, Perseus went to the Hyperboreans, who gave him winged sandals, a magic bag, and a cap to make him invisible.

10: The queen of Ethiopia, Cassiopeia, had bragged that her daughter, Andromeda, was more beautiful than the daughters of the Sea-god, Nereus. | On his way back from the Terrible Sisters' island, with Medusa's head in his magic bag, Perseus passed through Ethiopia.

11: Nereus, now angry, had demanded that Andromeda be given up to a horrible sea monster as punishment for her mother's actions. | Perseus heard about this, and saved Andromeda, who had done nothing wrong.

12: Back home on his island, Perseus found out that Polydectes was trying to force his mother, Danae, to marry him. Perseus became angry, and used Medusa's head to turn Polydectes and his mean friends into stone. Then Perseus made the kind fisherman Dictys the king of the little island.

13: As it turned out, Perseus eventually did accidentally kill King Acrisius by hitting him in the head with a discus at a sports contest, though he never knew that King Acrisius was his grandfather.

14: Perseus and Andromeda fell in love and got married, and they lived happily ever after.

15: THE END

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