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Perseus and Medusa
Perseus and Medusa

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Websites

Theoi.com

This is a great source for all things ancient Greek. We're linking to the page on Perseus.

Movies

Clash of the Titans (1981)

The 1980s take on the myth of Perseus. The old-fashioned animation is kind of awesome.

Clash of the Titans (2010)

The most recent Hollywood production loosely based on the story of Perseus. The cast includes Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and Gemma Arterton.

Video Games

Clash of the Titans

Here's the video game version.

God of War

Kratos, Mr. God of War, fights and defeats both Perseus and Medusa.

Historical Documents

Hesiod, Apollodorus, Ovid, and moreā€¦

Compare several ancient tellings of Perseus' myth.

Videos

The Showdown

Perseus vs. Medusa, according to the 2010 and 1981 films. This video compares the showdown scenes, not to mention the graphics, of both movies. (Spoiler: Medusa is not asleep.)

Animated Showdown

Perseus vs. Medusa, according to Russian animators.

2010 Movie Trailer

Nope, it's not faithful to the original myth, but it's still fun.

1981 Movie Trailer

Be sure to watch long enough to see the Kraken.

Books

Perseus: The Hunt for Medusa's Head

A graphic novel version of the tale.

Perseus by Geraldine McCaughrean

A novelization of the Greek myth that fleshes out Perseus' story for young readers.

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