Perseus ancient greek gods for kids perseus was a famous greek hero like hercules, he was part god and part man like hercules, his father was the mighty zeus, king of all the gods. Perseus' father, the king of argos, wanted a male heir to his throne because he only had one daughter an oracle told him that his grandson would kill him, so he abruptly changed his mind and put his daughter, danae, in a box with no doors or wind. I'm so old, in fact, that i saw all the star wars movies, the entire summer of '82 and '84, plus the original clash of the titans, robocop the white winged stallion is a famous element from greek mythology he did, indeed, belong to perseus. According to myth, perseus was the son of danae and zeus danae was the daughter of king acrisius and his only child when he went to an oracle to find out how to produce a male heir, he was told that he would have no sons and that his grandson would kill him. Summary: chapter i — perseus hamilton draws the story of perseus from the later writers ovid and apollodorus, though it was also widely popular among the greeks.
Acrisius' eyes widened in horror as the ancient pythia (priestess) hissed, king of argos, listen well your daughter's son will spell your doom. Perseus constellation guide: stars, map, facts, myth, deep sky objects, perseid meteor shower, little dumbbell nebula, california nebula, and other information. According to the myth, there once was a king named acrisius, who had a beautiful daughter named danae the oracle of apollo told acrisius that there w. The myth of perseus is thousands of years old what do you think it taught its first audiences in what ways is it still relevant today please be sure to read and comment on at least one other comment in this thread. Clash of the titans claims to be based on greek mythology in the original myth, both athena and hermes assist perseus io, though based on another suffering nymph-conquest of zeus - is an addition for the movie. This is about the compare and contrast of the perseus myth, with the perseus movie, clash of the titans(2010) my first prezi, so sorry if its not so goodrelease the kraken.
The myth of perseus and medusa is one of the most known myths of the greek mythology medusa was one of three sisters, the gorgons and perseus beheaded her. Read the short story and myth of perseus and the medusa and visit the ancient world of gods & monsters the story and myth of perseus and the medusa features pictures from mythology and legend the short story & myth of perseus and the medusa is a suitable for kids and children. Perseus put her head into the bag which he carried on his back, and as he went away, he was pursued by the winged gorgons 10 on his return he visited ethiopia, where he saved and married andromeda dictionary of greek and roman biography and mythology london: taylor, walton, and maberly.
The earliest known record about the myth of medusa and the gorgons can be found in hesiod's theogony. There was once a young man named perseus his mother was very beautifula evil king stole perseus's mother and wanted to marry her he demanded him to get the head of medusa on a plate perseus was scared but he walked off medusa was a sister of the gorgons she had snakes instead of hair on her.
Perseus was one of the oldest out of all of the greek mythological heroes he is best known in greek mythology as the slayer of medusa, one of three female creatures, or gorgons, with hair said to be made of poisonous snakes.
Son of zeus, heroic vanquisher of the gorgon medusa also see the illustrated perseus another picture king acrisius of argos was warned by an oracle that he would be killed in time by a son born to his daughter danae. Edith hamilton students who enjoy reading greek and roman mythology as part of their english classes have edith hamilton to thank perseus is a myth as you read, try to identify the characteristics of the myth genre perseus by edith hamilton. Names of important people, people, creatures, and gods in the myth of perseus learn with flashcards, games, and more — for free. Greek mythology lesson plan - hero's journey of perseus ordinary world perseus and the quest for medusa's head call to adventure refusal mentor / helper. Perseus: what's in a name updated thursday 6th august 2015 as the perseid meteor shower reaches its annual peak while edward burne-jones included the scene in a series of 10 paintings on the perseus myth, commissioned by lord arthur balfour in 1875 over the past few decades. Define mythology perseus mythology perseus synonyms, mythology perseus pronunciation, mythology perseus translation, english dictionary definition of mythology perseus n 1 greek mythology the son of danaë and zeus and husband of andromeda who killed the gorgon medusa 2 a constellation in the northern hemisphere near.