The theme of the Perseus myth is Heroism. Greek heroes tend to share uncommon strength, immense bravery, and noble morality. They also depend upon a certain degree of clever ingenuity to achieve success. Perseus presented himself as brave and courage for trudging forward to one of the gorgon's, Medusa. He never gave up because some people thought it was impossible to bring back the head of medusa to king Polydecetes but Perseus strives for the task and succeeds.
Queen Cassiopeia boasted that she and her daughter Andromeda were even prettier than the sea nymphs. Furious Poseidon sent the monster Cetus to destroy their kingdom. An oracle told them the only way to save the kingdom was to sacrifice Andromeda. So she was chained to the rocks to await Cetus. Perseus riding on Pegasus, turned Cetus into stone using a medusa head and freed Andromeda. Poseidon, still mad at Cassiopeia, threw her into the sky, where she spends half her time sitting upside…
Bowl with spout and three handles Greek, late 5th century B.C.The myth of Perseus and Medusa. Poseidon moves towards the Gorgon Medousa holding a trident in his hand. The Gorgon has a crown and belt of snakes. Beside her a double Medousa lies beheaded. The winged horse Pegasos springs forth from her neck. All the figures in this scene are doubled, there are two Poseidons side by side, two Medousas and two Perseuses. A single Athena stands beyond Perseus.
The strongest of the Silver Saints and wielder of the Shield of Medusa, Perseus Algol is now a Saint Seiya Myth Cloth action figure! Made of PVC with some die-cast metal parts, highly posable Algol comes with gleaming silver-colored armor parts that can be attached to the figure (including jointed side-armor–all the better to pose …
The Cap of Invisibility has appeared in Greek myth: Hades was ascribed possession of a cap or helmet that made the wearer invisible. In some versions of the Perseus myth, Perseus borrows this cap from the goddess Athena and uses it to sneak up on the sleeping Medusa when he kills her. A similar helmet, the Tarnhelm, is found in Norse mythology. In the Second Branch of the Mabinogi, one of the important texts of Welsh mythology, Caswallawn (the historical Cassivellaunus)
Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus & Cassiopeia, king & queen of the kingdom Ethiopia. Her mother Cassiopeia boasted that she was more beautiful than the Nereids, the nymph-daughters of the sea god Nereus & often seen accompanying Poseidon. When she died, Andromeda was hung in the sky as a constellation. #myth
Medusa was originally a ravishingly beautiful maiden, “the jealous aspiration of many suitors,” but because Poseidon had raped her in Athena’s temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa’s beautiful hair to serpents and made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn onlookers to stone. She was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who was sent to fetch her head by King Polydectes of Seriphus. #myth