Perseus Flashcards Preview

Latin III Semester 1 > Perseus > Flashcards

Flashcards in Perseus Deck (40)
Loading flashcards...
0

Acrisius

Grandfather of Perseus

1

Aegis

Chest plate/shield with Medusa's head given to Athena by Perseus

2

Aethiopia

Land of Cepheus and Cassiopeia

3

Andromeda

Tied to rock as a sacrifice for sea monster

4

Argos

Land of Megapenthes traded for Mycenae

5

Athena

Goddess who helped Perseus by giving him sword, mirror, and shield

6

Atlas

Turned to stone by Perseus- Atlas mountain range

7

Cassiopeia

Queen of Aethiopia

8

Chrysaor

Offspring of Poseidon+ Medusa
Brother of Pegasus

9

Cepheus

King of Aethiopia
Father of Andromeda

10

Danae

Mother of Perseus

11

Danaus

Perseus ancestor
Trim of Aegyptus
Had 10 wives
50 daughters

12

Danaids

50 daughters
49 killed their husbands

13

Dictys

Fisherman who found Perseus and Danae
Later became king of Seriphos

14

Gorgons

Snake haired women
Wished to kill Perseus after he killed Medusa

15

Graeae

3 old women with one eye amongst them all
Gave Perseus the shoes and helmet

16

Hammon

God of Sun- Egyptian equivalent to Zeus
Ordered Cepheus to sacrifice andromeda

17

Jupiter

Father of Perseus

18

Larissa

Location of the games where Perseus killed acrisius

19

Libya

Perseus' ancestor

20

Medusa

Gorgon who was decapitated by Perseus- blood is poisonous

21

Megapenthes

King of tiryns
Perseus and megapenthes traded kingdoms (Mycenae and Argos)

22

Minerva

Roman name for Athena

23

Monstrum ex mari

Monster from the sea who attacked Aethiopia
Turned to stone by Perseus

24

Mycenae

Land of Perseus traded for Argos

25

Neptune

God of the sea who sent a sea monster to Aethiopia daily

26

Pegasus

Winged horse whom Perseus rode

27

Perses

Son of Perseus and andromeda
Founded the Persians

28

Perseus

Protagonist

29

Polydectes

King of Seriphos
Befriended the lost Perseus Danae
Turned to stone by Perseus