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 in "Myth Manners' Guide to Greek Missology"[]

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.