Who Was Perseus In Greek Mythology and Who Demanded That the Son of Zeus Bring the Head of a Gorgon?

Perseus was the son of Zeus and a mortal woman.

As a young man, he attended a king’s banquet where the king requested a gift from each of his guests.

Each of the other guests offered a horse.

But Perseus, who was broke, could only offer his services.

The king demanded that Perseus bring him the head of the Gorgon Medusa.

Perseus claimed Andromeda rescuing her from a sea monster sent by Poseidon in retribution for Queen Cassiopeia declaring herself more beautiful than the sea nymphs.

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