Characters From Greek Mythology
Nationality: Greece (born in Aethiopia)
Religion: Greek pantheon
Occupation: Royalty
Parents: Cepheus and Cassiopeia
Spouse: Perseus
Children: Several
Relatives: Hercules (descendant)
Turtledove Appearances:
"Myth Manners' Guide to Greek Missology"
Satirical Fantasy
Type of Appearance: Direct POV
Occupation: Hero

In Ancient Greek mythology, Princess Andromeda was the daughter of King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia of Aethiopia. As divine punishment for her mother's bragging, Andromeda was chained to a rock as a sacrifice to a sea monster. She was saved from death by Perseus, her future husband.

A constellation is named after Andromeda.

Andromeda was tasked by the Greek gods of Olympus to kill the three Gorgons who were operating out of Italy. As it turned out, killing was unnecessary; the Gorgons were defeated by mere humiliation and exile. Along her way home, Andromeda met a young man named Perseus, who caught her fancy. After she rescued him from a sea monster, they were married.[1]


  1. E.g., Counting Up, Counting Down, pgs. 271-284, tpb.
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