By Paul D Storrie
May possibly a monster whose very glance turns males to stone be a problem too perilous even for the son of Zeus? King Polydectes has designs on Perseus' mom, Dana?. yet first the king needs to do away with younger Perseus as soon as and for all. So Polydectes hatches a plan to trick the younger hero into appearing an most unlikely task--slay the snake-haired Gorgon monster Medusa, whose very glance turns males to stone. but, because the son of Zeus, king of the gods, Perseus has many robust allies. Will Perseus' power and courage--and the prefer of the gods--allow him to do the most unlikely?
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YOU ARE ONLY ONE MAN, AND MOST OF CEPHEUS’ SOLDIERS ARE OUTSIDE! KILL HIM, BUT DO NOT HARM MY BRIDE! 32 … AND I WON’T LET HER MARRY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE! THOUGH PERSEUS AND THE ROYAL GUARD FOUGHT BRAVELY, THERE WERE TOO FEW OF THEM TO DEFEAT PHINEUS’ MEN. ANDROMEDA! GIVE ME THE SATCHEL! 33 HE KNEW THERE WAS ONLY ONE WAY TO STOP THE TRAITORS. if you call me friend, look away! EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS DEAD, MEDUSA’S GAZE WAS STILL DEADLY. 34 COWARD! YOU WILL NOT ESCAPE! gulp! No! Please No! NOW YOUR TRUE NATURE IS FROZEN IN STONE FOREVER FOR ALL TO SEE.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? 37 IT’S BEEN AWFUL SINCE YOU LEFT! POLYDECTES NEVER MEANT TO WED HIPPODAMIA. HE’S BEEN TRYING TO GET ME TO MARRY HIM ALL THE TIME YOU WERE AWAY! I DON’T THINK HE EVER EXPECTED YOU TO RETURN, PERSEUS. I’VE DONE MY BEST TO PROTECT YOUR MOTHER from my brother, BUT I’M NOT A YOUNG MAN ANYMORE. WE HOPED THAT TAKING REFUGE IN THE TEMPLE WOULD MAKE HIM LEAVE ME ALONE, BUT HE IS COMING HERE TODAY TO MAKE ME MARRY him! DON’T WORRY! I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED A GREAT DEAL SINCE I LEFT SERIPHUS.
MOTHER?! WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? 37 IT’S BEEN AWFUL SINCE YOU LEFT! POLYDECTES NEVER MEANT TO WED HIPPODAMIA. HE’S BEEN TRYING TO GET ME TO MARRY HIM ALL THE TIME YOU WERE AWAY! I DON’T THINK HE EVER EXPECTED YOU TO RETURN, PERSEUS. I’VE DONE MY BEST TO PROTECT YOUR MOTHER from my brother, BUT I’M NOT A YOUNG MAN ANYMORE. WE HOPED THAT TAKING REFUGE IN THE TEMPLE WOULD MAKE HIM LEAVE ME ALONE, BUT HE IS COMING HERE TODAY TO MAKE ME MARRY him! DON’T WORRY! I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED A GREAT DEAL SINCE I LEFT SERIPHUS.