Ancient Greek Gods for Kids: The Famous Hero Perseus Illustration

The Story of Perseus

Ancient Greek Gods for Kids

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

Perseus was famous for many things. He was brave in battle, a great speaker, and very quick thinking. He was an all around good guy. 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. He was also famous for saving the princess Andromeda from a terrible fate.

Perseus, the princess Andromeda, and the sea god, Poseidon

Perseus and the Gorgon Medusa (bbc, school radio, cartoon)