He mentions the shrine to Perseus that stood on the left-hand side of the road from Mycenae to Argos, and also a sacred fountain at Mycenae called Persea. This part of the series plays with the theme of the reflected gaze, as Perseus has Andromeda look at the Gorgon's head, but only as reflected in the well. Perseus turned the brother into stone with the Gorgon's head and restored Acrisius to the throne. Apart from these more historical references, the only accounts of him are from folk-etymology: The exchange might well have been a creative solution to a difficult problem; however, Megapenthes would have been required to avenge his father, which, in legend, he did, but only at the end of Perseus' long and successful reign. The oracle of Ammon announced that no relief would be found until the king exposed his daughter Andromeda to the monster, and so she was fastened naked to a rock on the shore. From the Hesperides he received a knapsack kibisis to safely contain Medusa's head. It is unlikely, however, that Apollodorus knew who walled in Mycenae; he was only conjecturing. Perseus slew the monster and, setting her free, claimed her in marriage.
Hermes lent Perseus winged sandals to fly, and Athena gave him a polished shield. The Baleful Head, , Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. From the Hesperides he received a knapsack kibisis to safely contain Medusa's head. In a third tradition,  Acrisius had been driven into exile by his brother Proetus. Competing in the discus throw Perseus' throw veered and struck Acrisius, killing him instantly. Fearful for his future, but unwilling to provoke the wrath of the gods by killing the offspring of Zeus and his daughter, Acrisius cast the two into the sea in a wooden chest. The other two Gorgons pursued Perseus,  but, wearing his helm of darkness, he escaped. Pers-eus therefore is a sacker of cities; that is, a soldier by occupation, a fitting name for the first Mycenaean warrior. Then, accused by Acrisius of lying about having slain Medusa, Perseus proves himself by showing Acrisius the Gorgon's head, thus fulfilling the prophecy. The origin of perth- is more obscure. Apparently the Persians  knew the story as Xerxes tried to use it to bribe the Argives during his invasion of Greece, but ultimately failed to do so. According to Carl Darling Buck Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin , the —eus suffix is typically used to form an agent noun, in this case from the aorist stem, pers-. Located outside the walls, this was perhaps the spring that filled the citadel's underground cistern. There is some idea that it descended into Greek from the Proto-Indo-European language. By viewing Medusa's reflection in his polished shield, he safely approached and cut off her head. Perseus dropped his cap or found a mushroom both named myces at Mycenae, or perhaps the place was named from the lady Mycene, daughter of Inachus , mentioned in a now-fragmentary poem, the Megalai Ehoiai. He held a large banquet where each guest was expected to bring a gift. Perseus rescuing Andromeda from Cetus, depicted on an amphora in the Altes Museum , Berlin Perseus married Andromeda in spite of Phineus , to whom she had before been promised. Cassiopeia, having boasted her daughter Andromeda equal in beauty to the Nereids , drew the vengeance of Poseidon , who sent an inundation on the land and a sea serpent, Cetus , which destroyed man and beast. At the wedding a quarrel took place between the rivals, and Phineus was turned to stone by the sight of Medusa's head that Perseus had kept. Perseus turned the brother into stone with the Gorgon's head and restored Acrisius to the throne. Perseus had no horse to give, so he asked Polydectes to name the gift; he would not refuse it. Pausanias  asserts that the Greeks believed Perseus founded Mycenae. Graves carries the meaning still further, to the perse- in Persephone , goddess of death. Ovid 's account of Medusa's mortality tells that she had once been a woman, vain of her beautiful hair, who was raped by Poseidon in the Temple of Athena. This is an unusual variant on the story of such a prophecy, as Acrisius' actions did not, in this variant, cause his death. In any case, Perseus took up official residence in Mycenae with Andromeda.
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