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ANDROMEDA

~ ANDROMEDA  lit+ THE MAIN SOURCE IS
                  A PLAY OF THIS NAME
  BY EURIPIDES [#]
  myth> BRIDE OF PERSEUS
        DAUGHTER OF CASSIOPEIA AND
  KING CEPHEUS OF ETHIOPIA
  CASSIOPEIA BOASTED THAT SHE WAS
  AS OR MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE NEREIDS
  POSEIDON WAS SO OFFENDED THAT UNLESS
  CEPEHUS CHAINED ANDROMEDA NAKED TO A ROCK
  TO PLACATE A SEA MOSTER TO BE RELEASED
  BY POSEIDON HE WOULD DESTROY ETHIOPIA
  backg> see> CASSIOPEIA  see> PERSEUS
  AS PERSEUS WAS FLYING BACK FROM HIS
  ADVENTURES IN THE HESPERIDES AND PERHAPS
  A VISIT TO EGYPT
  HE NOTED NUDE ADROMEDA CHAINED TO A ROCK
  PERSEUS STRUCK A HASTY AGREEMENT WITH
  CEPHEUS WHO WOULD GRANT HIM THE HAND OF
  ANDROMEDA AND A KINGDOM IF HE WOULD SAVE HER
  PERSEUS KILLED CETUS THE SEA MONSTER or DRAGON
  AS HE WASHED HIS BLOODY HANDS IN THE SEA
  IT APPEARS THAT ACCORDING TO
  THE PEOPLE OF JOPPA
  ONCE A YEAR
  THE SEA WATERS TURNED RED or
  perhaps the basis for the name RED SEA
  note THAT PERSEUS AND ANDROMEDA FACED
       ANOTHER TRAGEDY BECAUSE IN HASTE
  CEPHEUS FORGOT THAT HE ALREADY PROMISSED THE
  HAND OF ANDROMEDA TO HIS BROTHER PHINEUS WHO
  CAME TO THE WEDDING BANQUET TO
  CLAIM ANDROMEDA WHICH STARTED A GREAT BATTLE
  THAT FORCED PERSEUS TO PULL THE HEAD OF MEDUSA
  TO PETRIFY HIS ENEMIES
  PERSEUS AND ANDROMEDA HAD A SON
  see> PERSES and HEREDOTUS [#] asserts that
  PERSES GAVE RISE TO THE NAME OF PERSIA
  UPON HIS RETURN TO SERIPHUS
  PERSEUS PETRIFIED KING POLYDECTES AND HIS COURT AND
  HAVING COMPLETED HIS TASKS
  PERSEUS RETURNED HIS MAGIC WEAPONS TO HERMES AND
  TO ATHENA HE PRESENTED THE HEAD OF THE MEDUSA
  WHICH SHE PLACED ON HER SHIELD or see> AEGIS
  PERSEUS MAKE DICTYS KING OF SERIPHUS AND WITH
  ANDROMEDA RETURNED TO ARGOS
  IN FEAR KING ACRISIUS FLED ARGOS TO LARISSA BUT
  PERSEUS DID NOT SEEK REVENGE
  HE WENT TO LARISSA WHERE HE PARTICIPATED IN
  DISC THROWING GAMES
  PERSEUS THREW A DISC AND A GUST OF WIND
  DEVIATED ITS TRAJECTORY IN SUCH WAY THAT
  IT KILLED HIS GRANDFATHER KING ACRISIUS
  THUS FULFILLING THE PROPHESY THAT
  A SON OF DANAE WOULD BE THE CAUSE OF
  THE DEATH OF HER FATHER ACRISIUS
  some say that
  PERSEUS WAS ASHAMED TO CLAIM THE
  KINGDOM OF ARGOS SINCE HE
  ACCIDENTALLY KILLED ITS KING
  apparently PERSEUS TRADED ARGOS FOR THE
  KINGDOM OF TIRYNS
  PERSEUS AND ANDROMEDA HAD ONE DAUGHTER
  GORGOPHONE AND FIVE SONS
  PERSES
  ALCAEUS
  MESTOR
  ELECTRYON
  STHENELUS and
  HELEIUS many of which originated the
  PERSEID DYNASTY IN ARGOS
  astr> AFTER THEIR DEATH
        ATHENA ARRANGED FOR PERSEUS AND ANDROMEDA
  TO JOINT THE STELLAR CONSTELLANTIONS OF
  CASSIOPEIA
  CEPHEUS and
  THE SEA MONSTER or CETUS
  sc> astr> note CONSTELLATIONS
            representing the drama personified by
  see> PERSEUS the hero
  see> ANDROMEDA the bride of PERSEUS
  see> CASSIOPEIA the mother of DANAE who had PERSEUS
  see> CEPHEUS father of ANDROMEDA
  see> CETUS or SEA MONSTER        

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