The next part happens in some other
. A king has no male heirs, only a daughter, Danae. A Oracle prophesizes that any children of Danae would kill the king. So, he locks Danae in a tower. Zeus, king of the Gods, takes the form of golden rain and drips in with Danae. The next thing you know, Perseus is born. The king finds out, but believing there was a god involved locks Danae and Perseus in a boatish-box instead of outright killing them. Zeus helps them and they land on another island where they live with a kind fisherman. Perseus grows up, all is well, and then the bad stuff happens. island of Greece
The king of the island wants to marry Danae, but she doesn’t want to marry him, and Perseus keeps him from forcefully marrying her. So the king sends Perseus to get Medusa’s head, a task many heroes have tried and failed to complete.
Zeus sends Athena and Hermes to help Perseus and they give him a shield, sword, and flying sandals and tell him to go to the Greae sisters so he can learn where Medusa lives. So he does, and he steals there eyeball (ew, right?) because they only have one eyeball and one tooth that they share.
|I know this is a pegacorn, as it has a horn (rhyme time). Sorry|
So that’s the way I know it. Another way follows the story all the way up until when perseus is sent to find Medusa’s head. Instead of meeting Athena and Hermes, he only meets Hermes, who gives him the shoes and tells him where Medusa is but tells him to first visit the stygian nymphs for weapons.
So he goes to the Greae sisters because no one knows where the nymphs are. He goes through the whole eyeball thing and they tell him where the nymphs live. He goes and gets the sword, shield, and sometimes even Hades helm of invisibility. The reast happens normally.
Sometimes Andromeda is left out of the story. Sometimes Perseus’ grandfather is at the kingdom where Perseus’ mother is and he sees Medusa’s head. Sometimes Medusa’s sisters Euryale and Stheno are at the island where Medusa lives and he almost dies to them.