Who was Perseus?
Like Hercules, Perseus was part man and part god. His father was Zeus. His mother was a mortal, a lovely princess of the Greek city-state of Argos. Perseus was a Greek hero. Perseus was very brave in battle, and a really good guy. He was a great speaker as well, and very quick thinking. In Greek mythology, his most famous act was to kill the dreaded monster, Medusa, whose hair was a tangle of poisonous snakes. He was also famous for saving the princess Andromeda from a terrible fate.