Owing to the Oracle's prophesy, Perseus is born in darkness and captivity. Together with his mother Danaë, the young son of Zeus manages to escape death at sea. After coming of age, the young hero vows to bring back back Medusa the Gorgon to stop the evil king Polydektes from marrying his mother. He is given special weapons and armor by the gods to complete his task but still cannot escape the prophesy that he will one day kill his grandfather.
The TV Archaeologist
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[having found a statue of Medusa's head
That face, it's horrible. Where does it come from?
A long way away on a rock at the edge of the world, lived a woman with terrible claws, wings of bronze and breath as foul as corpses. Her hair was a nest of poisiones snakes. Hissing, alive. Catch her stare, and she could turn you to stone. Her name was Medusa. The Gorgon. Imagine her looking away and then starting to turn towards you. Slowly... slowly...
Shall we turn and look at them, sisters?