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    A great Greek hero once slayed monsters before the days of Heracles. This Greek hero is the son of Zeus and Danae, the daughter of Acrisius of Argos. His name? Perseus. Perseus is an important character in Greek mythology because he shows many traits valued by Greek culture. At a time, the king had a daughter named Danae. Danae was very beautiful but according to Apollo, Danaes sons would kill Acrisius. That being said, Acrisius locked up Danae in a bronze tower so that she would never marry or have children. The tower was very isolated, it only had one small window. One day a shining light brightened up the room, it was a god who granted Danae a baby. This baby was Perseus. Acrisius was furius about it and locked up Danae again then sent…

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    The poem ‘Leda and the Swan’ by William Butler Yeats retells a renown story from Greek mythology. According to the myth, Leda, a queen of Sparta, was raped or seduced by Zeus in the guise of a swan. Leda then gave birth to three eggs, one of which did not hatch. The other two gave life to Helen (of Troy) and Pollux, who are assumed to be children of Zeus, and Castor and Clytemnestra, children of Leda’s husband Tyndareus. In the poem, Yeats alludes to the Trojan war and depicts unusually violent…

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    Whoever said Kings were brave, has certainly never met one; in fact, they're the complete opposite. They hide behind their wealth, and they're always making others do their dirty work. King Acrisius of Argos was no exception. Poor Danae had to endure his feeble-minded self-proclamation throughout her entire existence. Now, in complete sincerity; the then princess Danae was no walk in the park, she wasn't a kind and gentle soul. She would irritate anyone around her; some even said that…

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    Perseus Perseus was a great hero born of Denae and Zeus. The story of Perseus is that one day King Acrisius visited an oracle because he only had a daughter and he wanted a son. The oracle told him hat his daughter, Denae, would have a son, but the catch was that the son would kill King Acrisius. Acrisius grew angry and locked Denae in a tower with no way for anyone to reach her. One day Zeus saw her from Mount Olympus and visited her. He then made Denae pregnant with her baby boy. They…

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    have be significant to the overall plot. IV.An abundance of Greek myths consist of a man traveling to an oracle to discover his fate, which is usually death. He will begin to do anything in his power to change his destiny. Acrisius was the King of Argos that only had one daughter, Danae. He traveled to the Delphi in hopes that he would be granted a son. The priestess told him that he would not have son, but his daughter would have a son that was destined to kill him. Acrisius needed to put…

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    Perseus and his stories have fascinated storytellers and scholars alike for centuries. This mythical man is a hero, born of a god and a mortal and he is credited with many brave and daring acts. Throughout his life, Perseus had an eventful infancy, killed Medusa, slayed a sea monster for his true love, and fulfilled a prophecy. Right from his birth, it was clear Perseus was destined for great things. An oracle told his grandfather, Acrisius, that he would be killed by his daughter’s child.…

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    creation is a miracle arranged by God. The ancient Greek story of Perseus begins in the city of Argos, southern Greece, which was ruled by King Acrisius who had a daughter named Danae. The famous oracle of Delphi informed Acrisius that Danae would have a son that would slay him. Acrisius ended up locking his daughter away, not wishing to be slayed by his grandson. Eventually, the king locked both of them in a chest and threw it into the ocean. However, Zeus, king of gods, calmed the seas so…

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    Clash of the Titans Clash of the Titans and the story of Perseus according to the Greeks are based on the same story and share many similarities as well as differences. Although, in both versions the plot follows, for the most part, the same basic points. Perseus, the mortal son of Zeus, slays Medusa, then saves Andromeda with Medusa’s enchanted head, and lastly, kills Acrisius. First, there are vast similarities in both of these versions of Perseus’s amazing tale. In both versions, Zeus…

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    Perseus is trying to take revenge on a god, who had slain his family right in front of him. Perseus travels to in search of a way to stop this god and all of his evil plans from coming to fruition. Though hollywood can provide its own telling of the great myth of perseus, the movie is almost completely different from the myth it is trying to portray with only a small amount of similarities. To begin, let the similarities get themselves out of the way. The original myth and the movie have many…

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    Plot Clashes in Clash of the Titans Between Clash of the Titans, the original Greek story, and the 2010 movie, there are a variety of similarities and differences. Although both plot lines follow a similar pattern, the details in the Greek story are much different than the movie. Simply stated, in the movie version it is more about Perseus saving Princess Andromeda and reuniting with Io, while in the Greek mythology plot, Perseus is attempting to save his mother, Danae, from marrying the awful…

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