Perseus



[pur-see-uh s, -syoos] /ˈpɜr si əs, -syus/

noun, genitive Persei
[pur-see-ahy] /ˈpɜr siˌaɪ/ (Show IPA), for 2.
1.
Classical Mythology. a hero, the son of Zeus and Danaë, who slew the Gorgon Medusa, and afterward saved Andromeda from a sea monster.
2.
Astronomy. a northern constellation between Cassiopeia and Taurus, containing the variable star Algol.
/ˈpɜːsɪəs/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a son of Zeus and Danaë, who with Athena’s help slew the Gorgon Medusa and rescued Andromeda from a sea monster
/ˈpɜːsɪəs/
noun (Latin genitive) Persei (ˈpɜːsɪˌaɪ)
1.
a conspicuous constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Auriga and Cassiopeia and crossed by the Milky Way. It contains the eclipsing binary, Algol, and a rich cluster of galaxies

son of Zeus and Danaë, slayer of Medusa, from Greek Perseus, of unknown origin.
Perseus
(pûr’sē-əs)
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Andromeda and Auriga.
Perseus [(pur-see-uhs, pur-syoohs)]

A hero of classical mythology who killed the Gorgon Medusa. The god Hermes and goddess Athena helped him in this brave deed by giving him winged shoes, a magical sword, and a polished shield. With the help of these, he swooped down on Medusa from the air, used the shield as a mirror, and cut off her head without looking at it directly — for anyone who looked at a Gorgon turned to stone.

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