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Mythic Warriors Guardians of the Legend Perseus The Search For Medusa


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The mother of the demigod Perseus is harassed by an evil king, who tries to force her to marry him. Perseus will try to stop him, but the king asks him to try his demigod status bringing the head of the monster Medusa. Animated series based on the work of Laura Geringer, Myth Men: Guardians of the Legend.

Perseus was the son of Zeus and Danaë, the daughter of Acrisius, King of Argos. Disappointed by his lack of luck in having a son, Acrisius consulted the oracle at Delphi, who warned him that he would one day be killed by his daughter\'s son. In order to keep Danaë childless, Acrisius imprisoned her in a bronze chamber, open to the sky, in the courtyard of his palace: This mytheme is also connected to Ares, Oenopion, Eurystheus, etc. Zeus came to her in the form of a shower of gold, and impregnated her. Soon after, their child was born; Perseus \"Perseus Eurymedon, for his mother gave him this name as well\" (Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica IV).

Fearful for his future, but unwilling to provoke the wrath of the gods by killing the offspring of Zeus and his daughter, Acrisius cast the two into the sea in a wooden chest. Danaë\'s fearful prayer, made while afloat in the darkness, has been expressed by the poet Simonides of Ceos. Mother and child washed ashore on the island of Serifos, where they were taken in by the fisherman Dictys (\"fishing net\"), who raised the boy to manhood. The brother of Dictys was Polydectes (\"he who receives/welcomes many\"), the king of the island.

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