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Mythology

Perseus

Read the Perseus section (146-154). Fill in the study guide with details that apply to the tale.

King Acrisius

What does the Oracle at Delphi tell him? 

How does he try to avoid his fate?

 

Perseus

Describe.  How is his birth unusual?  What gods help him?  How might you describe his flaw?

 

 

Danae

Describe her and her troubles.

 

 

Polydectes

Describe him.  What does he want?

 

Medusa

Describe. Why does Perseus want to kill her?

 

Athena

How does she help Perseus?

 

 

Hermes

How does he help Perseus?

 

 

Perseus’ Magical Tools

What helps him conquer Medusa? Describe each.

 

 

 

Dodona

Why does Perseus go here?

 

 

 

Gray Women

Describe them.  Why does Perseus need them?  How does he trick them?

 

 

Hyperboreans

Describe.  How is Perseus’ visit to them important?

 

 

Andromeda

Who is she? Describe Andromeda’s problem.  How does Perseus save her?

 

 

 

Polydectes

How does Perseus conquer him?

 

 

Acrisus’ death