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Perseus and Medusa
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Perseus is one the most famous of all Greek heroes and he's still popular today. Both versions of the Clash of the Titans films (1981 and 2010) are based on his legendary exploits. Just like pretty...
Monster MadnessMedusa is the monstrous lady whose head Perseus chops off. She is a Gorgon and, like her sisters, Stheno and Euryale, she has snakes for hair, bronze hands, wings, and tusks. Medusa...
Danae is Perseus' lovely mother. She is probably most famous for being impregnated by Zeus when he came to her in the form of a shower of gold. Very creative. (Zeus is famous for using odd disguise...
Polydectes is the King of Seriphus, who decides he wants to get it on with Perseus' mother, Danae. It is Polydectes who demands that Perseus bring him back the head of Medusa, hoping that Perseus w...
Athena, the goddess of wisdom and war, appears in just about every Greek hero myth. She's kind of a hero groupie. Athena was Odysseus' special divine friend and also provided key advice and assista...
The Graeae are the three old, unhygienic sisters who share an eye and tooth. (All together now: eewwwww!) These supernatural ladies know the location of the Nymphai, who possess the supernatural to...
These supernatural ladies possess some key equipment that Perseus would really like to use to defeat the Gorgon Medusa: Hermes' winged sandals, Hades' helmet of invisibility, and the kibisis. Perse...
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