The Adventures of Perseus

By: Chloe and Kelly

Backround Information

Perseus is a major hero from Greek mythology best known for cutting off Medusas head.The character traits of Perseus are most commonly Bravery.He was strong, and devoted to his mother and a little naive.He was a tall tall teen with long blond hair. He was strong and built well for battle.He was born in Argos but raised in Seriphos.

The beginning.

Acrisius put Perseus and her mother in the ocean before Perseus was born because of the prophecy that stated Perseus would kill Acrisius. The plan didn't work becausit is said that Zeus came to her in the form of golden rain,pierced through the walls of chamber, and Danae’s body. Hence, Perseus was born.Hearing the news but not believing that Zeus was the father of perseus, Acrisius let them go out to sea on an ark eventually came to the shores of Serifos island, they were saved by a local couple there,the man being the brother of the king, Polydectes. When Perseus grew up to a strong young man, Polydectes wanted to marry Perseus's mother but could not with Perseus there to protect her so the king made a plan to send Perseus far away to a dangerous mission. Polydectes told Perseus to bring him the head of the gorgon Medusa.

The Adventure. (middle and end)


Perseus had a hard task. He had to get the head of Medusa. He asked Athena and Hermes for help and two of them, together with the nymphs, provided winged sandals to fly him to the end of the world where gorgons lived (Medusa), a cap that made him invisible, a sword and a mirrored shield. The latter was the most important tool Perseus had, since it allowed him to see a reflection of Medusa’s face and to avoid being turned into stone.

In any case, once he accomplished his task Perseus flew back and escaped Medusa’s sisters who tried to reach him. Later, Perseus used Medusa’s head as a weapon in many occasions until he gave the head to Athena to place it on her shield.

Compare and Contrast.

Michael Jordan was just like Perseus because they were both legends and considered heroes. They may have been different because Perseus saved people from death and Michael did not. Michael is famous for his talents and Perseus is famous for doing the deeds that made him have his image of a brave thoughtful hero. Also Perseus is not real. Also Michael is real and lives in The U.S not Europe.

Interview.

C: Hello Hermes!

H: Hi guys, i'm so glad to be here!

K: Great! How about we start you off with some questions.

H: Okay I can't wait.

C: How was it delivering m ass ages?

H: It was great, I really enjoyed it.

K: Thats good.

C: What do you like to do on your free time?

H: Actually, I don't have much free time.

K: Oh, well that's a bummer.

H: It is.

C: What type of notes would you deliver?

H: Well I wasn't aloud to read them but they were mostly secrets.

K: Wow that's cool!

C: It is, tell us more about the secret letters.

H: Like i said I wasn't aloud to read them but, some of them were from great gods, and I was honored to deliver them.

K: That's really awesome, I would like that job too!

Family Trees.

Family Tree of Perseus