For the Red revolutionary, see Perseus (Southern Victory)

Fictional Character
First Appearance: Ancient Greek mythology
Turtledove Appearance: "Miss Manners' Guide to Greek Missology" (Direct)
Nationality: Many different Greek city states
Religion: Polytheist
Occupation: Hero, King of Mycenae (original myth);
Editor (Turtledove's version)
Parents: Zeus and Danaë
Spouse: Andromeda
Children: Seven
Relatives: Acrisius (grandfather), Hercules (half-brother/great-grandson)

Perseus was hero of Ancient Greek myth. The son of Zeus and the mortal woman Danaë, Perseus slew the Gorgon Medusa and saved the princess Andromeda, and, according to myth, established a dynasty in Mycenae.

Perseus in "Miss Manners' Guide to Greek Missology"Edit

Perseus was a prince of Argos, who was prophesied to kill his grandfather King Acrisius. Acrisius left Perseus on an oceanside cliff to be devoured by a sea serpent, but the warrior woman Andromeda, fresh from her triumph of humiliating the three Gorgon supermodels, killed the serpent and rescued Perseus, who then became her husband. After their wedding, Perseus became an editor of Argosy.

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