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Perseus

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Perseus is the granddaddy of all the Greek heroes, coming before Theseus, Heracles, Odysseus, and the rest. In a lot of ways, Perseus is the dude that all mortal heroes have to measure up to. Perseus is best known for beheading the Gorgon Medusa, a snake-haired lady who can turn anybody who looks at her into stone. On top of that, Perseus is also known for slaying the Cetus, a giant sea monster, in order to rescue the Princess Andromeda, the fair maiden who would one day be his wife. As if all this wasn't enough, Perseus also founded the famous Greek city Mycenae.

Basic Information

Name

Perseus

Nickname

P-Diddy, Percy, Slayer

Sex

Male

Current city

Hades, the underworld

Work & Education

Occupation

Being a legendary hero (It's exhausting.)

Education

I got on-the-job training.

Beliefs

Political views

If we had elections, I'd vote for Zeus.

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Zeus (dad) and Danae (mom)

Siblings

I'm my mother's only child, but my father, Zeus, has too many kids to keep up with.

Children

Perses, Alcaeus, Mestor, Heleus, Meleus, Sthenelus, Electryon, Cynurus, Gorgophone, Autochoe

Friends

Athena
Hermes
The Nymphai
Pegasus

Enemies

King Polydectes (slimeball who was putting the moves on my mom)
Medusa (scariest lady I ever met)
The Cetus (sea monster who tried to eat my wife)
Atlas (thinks he's so big and important)

Relationships

Relationship status

Married to Andromeda

Interested in

The mortal ladies! Though I'm a happily married man.

Favorites

TV Shows

River Monsters
Heroes

Quotations

"I can be your hero, baby.
I can kiss away the pain.
I will stand by you forever.
I can take your breath away."
– Enrique Iglesias

"He who is brave is free."
– Seneca

"Violence is my last option."
– Chuck Norris

"Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind."
– Bruce Lee

"The coward calls a brave man rash, the rash man calls him a coward."
– Aristotle

"I'm just your average ordinary everyday superhero
Trying to save the world, but never really sure
I'm just your average ordinary everyday superhero
Nothing more than that, that's all I really am

"Just a day job that's someone's gotta do
It's kinda hard when everyone looks up to you
Try to make it look easy, gonna make it look good
Like anybody would"
– Smash Mouth

Books

The Spiderman series
Astonishing X-Men
Beowulf
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (that White Witch needs to be decapitated)
The Percy Jackson series, especially The Lightning Thief and The Sea of Monsters
Rock Sculpture: The Joy of Stone Carving
Battle: A Visual Journey Through 5,000 Years of Combat
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (I love it when Harry defeats the basilisk)
A Wizard of Earthsea

Music

Everyday Superhero by Smash Mouth
Holding Out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler
Hotel California by The Eagles
Superman's Song by Crash Test Dummies
Be My Lover by La Bouche
Anything by Enrique Iglesias
Anything by Ricky Martin, but especially Hero

Movies

The Incredibles
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Clash of the Titans (2010)
The Last of the Mohicans
300
The Watchmen
X-Men
Iron Man
Anything with Bruce Lee
Gladiator

Activities & Interests

Likes

Cool weapons
Lawn ornaments and decorative statues
Winning
Pegasus
Medusa's severed head
Hermes' winged sandals
Hades' Helm of Darkness

Dislikes

Snakes

Interests

Me
Stone sculpting
Martial arts
Astronomy

Groups

Greek Heroes
Sons of Zeus
Monster Slayers