For the Red revolutionary, see Perseus (Southern Victory)

Characters From Greek Mythology
Nationality: Many different Greek city states
Religion: Greek pantheon
Occupation: Hero, King of Mycenae
Parents: Zeus and Danaë
Spouse: Andromeda
Children: Seven
Relatives: Acrisius (grandfather), Hercules (half-brother/great-grandson)
Turtledove Appearances:
"Myth Manners' Guide to Greek Missology"
Satirical Fantasy
Type of Appearance: Direct
Fantasy set in OTL(?)
Type of Appearance: Posthumous references
Cause of Death: Unrevealed
Relatives: Gorgonius (descendant, 115 generations removed)

Perseus was a hero of Ancient Greek myth. The son of Zeus and the mortal woman Danaë, Perseus slew the Gorgon Medusa and the sea monster Cetus, saved the princess Andromeda, and established a dynasty in Mycenae.

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

Perseus was a prince of Argos, who was prophesied to kill his grandfather King Acrisius. Acrisius left Perseus on an oceanside cliff to be devoured by a sea serpent, but the warrior woman Andromeda, fresh from her triumph of humiliating the three Gorgon supermodels, killed the serpent and rescued Perseus, who then became her husband. After their wedding, Perseus became an editor of Argosy.[1]

Perseus in Thessalonica[]

Perseus retired to a happy life after defeating the Gorgons. A tribe of centaurs kept tabs on his descendants even to the 115th generation. In AD 597, Gorgonius was the keeper of Perseus' invisibility cap, which had been so instrumental in the death of Medusa, and now saved the city of Thessalonica from barbarian invasions.


  1. Counting Up, Counting Down, pgs. 278-284, tpb.