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1

What does Acrisius do when he discovers Perseus?

He refuses to believe Zeus is the father, and he puts Danae and Perseus in a chest and throws it into the sea

2

What happens to the chest?

It washes up on Seriphos and is found by Dictys, who gives them shelter in his home

3

Polydectes

King of Seriphos
Falls for Danae, who refuses him
When Perseus boasts that he could bring the Gorgons head to the king, he orders him to perform the task

4

Which gods help Perseus?

Hermes and Athena

5

Who guides Perseus into the Gorgons cave?

Athena

6

What two creatures are born when medusa is beheaded?

Chrysaor and Pegasus

7

Who does Perseus save from a monster?

Andromeda

8

Who are andromeda's parents

King Cepheus and queen Cassiopeia

9

What does Cassiopeia do to incite the wrath of Poseidon?

She boasts that she is more beautiful than the Nereids

10

What is poseidon's punishment of Cassiopeia

He floods the kingdom and sends a sea monster.

11

Who is the son of Perseus and Andromeda?

Perses

12

What does Perseus do to atlas?

When atlas refuses to help him, he uses the gorgon head to turn him to stone. He becomes the Atlas Mountains

13

What does Perseus do to Polydectes and his followers when he returns?

He uses the head to turn them to stone, then he makes Dictys King of Seriphos

14

What does Perseus do with the Gorgons head when he is finished with it?

He gives it to Athena who puts it on her shield

15

The graeae

Tell Perseus the location of magical objects that will help him with his quest

16

Danae

Daughter of King Acrisius
It is foretold that her son will kill her father, so she is locked away so she can't get pregnant. Zeus impregnates her as a shower of golden light. She gives birth to Perseus, and keeps him hidden for four years

17

What objects does Perseus get from the nymphs

Cap of invisibility, winged sandals and the kibisis (bag)

18

What does Hermes give Perseus

A scimitar

19

What does Acrisius do when he hears Perseus is alive?

He goes to Larissa in Thessaly

20

How does Perseus end up killing Acrisius

He accidentally hits him with a discus during athletic games in Larissa

21

What does Perseus do after killing his grandfather?

He cannot return to Argos, so he goes to Tiryns and exchanges kingdoms with King Megapenthes