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Argos
greatest center in Greece for worship of Hera
Heraeum
where Hera’s sanctuary was
Phoroneus
established kingdom of Argos – decided to pick Hera as the patron of the city over Poseidon – Poseidon then dried up the Argive rivers one of which was the Inachus father of Phoroneus
Danae
mother of Perseus with Zeus – daughter of Acrisius
Acrisius
shut daughter up in tower because of prophecy saying her child would kill him – when Zeus impregnated her, he sent Danae away in a sea chest
Polydectes
brother of Dictys – king of Seriphos – fell in love with Danae
Hermes and Athena
helped Perseus – Hermes gave Perseus a scimitar
The Graeae
, tooth – gave Helmet of Hades, winged sandals and a kibisis
Gorgons
Lived at the edge of world, north africa Medusa is the only mortal one
Chrysaor and Pegasus
came out when perseus chopped off medusa head
Andromeda
Stuck on rock as sacrifice to Poseidon, saved by perseus
Cassiepea
Brought sea monster by saying she was more beatiful then the nereids
Cepheus
King and father of Andromeda
Phineus
Brother of Cepheus who Andromeda was promised too, perseus kills him
Dictys
friend of Danae, made king of seriphos
Lariissa
in Thessaly - where Acrisius went to avoid Persus
Tiryns
Where Persus ruled
Megapenthes
Ruled Argos after P
Aegyptus and Danaus
Argued over Egypt, so Danaus left
Danaus
Came to Argos from Egypt and made himself king - made his 50 daughters kill there 50 husbands
Hypermnestra
Only daughter who didnt kill her husband
Lynceus
Husband of Hypermnestra
Amymone
went looking for water, satyr tried to seduce her, she evaded him, slept with Posiedon, became a spring
Cecrops
First King of Athens- half serpent
Erichthonius
Product of hephaestus seamen when it fell on the ground after he saw Athena - brought up by Athena
Aegeus
Father of Theseus - told not to unscrew wine cork
Pittheus
Friend of Aegeus who told him to drink up
Aethra
Daughter of Pittheus whom slept with Aegeus producing Theseus
Trozen
Where Theseus left from
Corynetes
Club man at Corynetes