Perseus also encountered Andromeda, the child of this king that is aethiopian and his spouse Cassiopeia. Utilizing MedusaвЂ™s head, Perseus succeeded in rescuing the princess, whom had been sacrificed to Cetus, a ocean monster sent by Poseidon to discipline Cassiopeia for boasting that her daughter was more breathtaking compared to Nereids. MedusaвЂ™s petrifying energy can also be applied to Phineus, AndromedaвЂ™s uncle who she had been betrothed to, Proetus, the usurper for the throne of Argos, last but not least Polydectes himself. PerseusвЂ™ friend Dictys took the throne and, now completed utilizing the relic, Perseus provided MedusaвЂ™s check out Athena, whom wears it on her aegis whenever she goes into battle.
Perseus Confronting Phineus utilizing the Head of Medusa by Sebastiano Ricci. ( Public Domain )
Keeping the Medusa Myth Alive
Although Medusa is often seen as a monster, her mind is actually regarded as a protective amulet that would keep wicked away. In fact, the title Medusa originates from an ancient greek verb meaning вЂњto guard or protect.вЂќ