perseus

Impressions Games: Perseus And Medusa

This essay summarizes the plot of the Perseus myth and describes his cultural significance each in Greek and American culture. A winged horse, born of the blood of Medusa when she was beheaded by Perseus he released the spring of Hippocrene with a stroke of its hoof, and carried Bellerophon in his attack on the Chimera. The chief city of Thessaly in the north of Greece, exactly where Acrisius hid, hoping that the oracle about his death would not come correct Perseus ventures there to play in the games, and accidently kills him with a discus-throw. The most popular gorgon...