Statue of Perseus. Vatican Museum, Rome, Italy
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Perseus was an ancient Greek hero. He was the son of
and Danae, the daughter of
the king of Argos. Perseus was a courageous young man. He survived many dangerous
He is most famous for killing the Gorgon Medusa. Medusa was a
monster who had serpents in her head. Anyone who looked at her was turned into stone. With the help of the god Hermes, Perseus managed to kill Medusa.
On his way back home after this incredible adventure, he met the beautiful
Andromeda and married her.
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