Ancient Greek Myth for Kids: Perseus Illustration

The Story of Perseus


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Perseus was a famous Greek hero. Like Hercules, he was part god and part man. Like Hercules, his father was the mighty Zeus, king of all the gods. His mother was a princess. She lived in the city-state of Argos.

Perseus was famous for many things. But he is probably remembered best for killing the dreadful Medusa, the Gorgon who could turn men into stones, and whose hair was made of live hissing snakes. Medusa was a dreadful monster.

Pegasus, the flying horse, was grateful that his mother, the horrible Medusa, was dead! Although Zeus was Pegasus' best friend, Perseus and Pegasus remained good friends all their days.

Perseus and Medusa (read and hear)

Perseus and Medusa (another version)

Perseus, Andromeda, Poseidon, and the horrible sea monster


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