That which does not kill us makes us stronger. — Nietzsche

Perseus

~ 2000 BC
Civilization: Greek — 
   Field of Renown:  hero — Demigod
Era:  Heroic

Legendary hero who killed Medusa, a monster so ugly it turned people to stone.

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Other Resources


Story Links
Book Links
Quest of Medusa's Head in  Old Greek Stories  by  James Baldwin
Perseus  in  Famous Men of Greece  by  John H. Haaren and A. B. Poland
Gorgon's Head in  A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys  by  Nathaniel Hawthorne
How Perseus and his Mother came to Seriphos in  The Greek Heroes  by  Charles Kingsley
Perseus  in  Heroes Every Child Should Know  by  H. W. Mabie
Quest of Perseus  in  The Story of Greece  by  Mary Macgregor
Acrisius Is Killed by Perseus  in  The Story of Greece  by  Mary Macgregor
Men Turned to Stone  in  Stories of the Ancient Greeks  by  Charles D. Shaw

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Image Links


Give us our eye!
 in A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

The chest sailed on, however, and neither sank nor upset.
 in A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

The small, embroidered wallet grew large enough to contain Medusa's head.
 in A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

Perseus and the Grey Women
 in A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

Perseus Armed by the Nymphs
 in A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

Perseus and the Gorgons
 in A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

Perseus Showing the Gorgon's Head
 in A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

Perseus Slaying Medusa
 in A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

They whimpered and begged of him.
 in The Book of Myths

For two days and two nights the boat was tossed hither and thither.
 in The Story of Greece