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What Perseus symbolizes?
However, Perseus was also known to use the head of Medusa to turn his enemies to stone. Some of this came from a place of vengeance so the symbol of Perseus holding Medusa’s head is symbol of revenge or wrath.
What does the story of Perseus teach us?
The Moral of the Story The story of Perseus and Medusa is told to teach various life lessons. His courage, strength, and intelligence was also the reason that Perseus saved Andromeda from the Cetus and returned home with her, slaying both Phineus and Polydectes with the head of Medusa by turning them into stone.
What is Perseus special power?
Powers and Abilities Being a demigod, Perseus possesses supernatural strength and agility. He also uses a large variety of items given to him by various Gods. In the first part of the battle, he uses Hades’ Helm to turn invisible.
Is Perseus the god of anything?
Perseus was a demi-god, the son of Zeus and a mortal named Danae. Perseus killed the famed monster Medusa, the hideous gorgon with snakes for hair who turned anyone with the misfortune of looking into her eyes into stone. Cepheus and Cassiopeia were king and queen, and had a beautiful daughter, Andromeda.
Who killed Perseus?
According to Hyginus, Fabulae 244, Megapenthes eventually killed Perseus, to avenge the death of his father.
What is the moral of Medusa?
I think that the moral of Medusa tells us to appreciate others and to think about others as well as yourself. It tells the reader not to make the same mistake as Medusa did, and if you do you will have to pay for it. I think it also tells us to think before you say things.
Who did Perseus marry?
Perseus, passing by, saw the princess and fell in love with her. He turned the sea monster to stone by showing it Medusa’s head and afterward married Andromeda.
What happened to Perseus after he died?
He did not feel comfortable ruling his grandfather’s kingdom, after having killed him, so he and Andromeda moved away, and Perseus founded the kingdom of Mycenae. And Perseus and Andromeda lived happily ever after!
Who was Medusa in love with?
Medusa and Poseidon engaged in a love affair and would have two children together, but not before Athena discovered the illicit affair. When Athena discovered the affair, she was enraged and immediately cursed Medusa by taking away her beauty.