Reblog of Fascinating Post ►Greek Mythology: “Andromeda and Perseus” / Poetry: “On The Sonnet”, by John Keats 💫.-
“Perseus and Andromeda” by Gustave Moreau. 1869.
Andromedawas the beautiful daughter of King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia of Joppa in Palestine (called Ethiopia).
Cassiopeia had offendedthe Nereids by boasting that Andromeda was more beautiful than they, so in revenge Poseidon sent a sea monster called Cetus to ravage Cepheus’ kingdom as divine punishment.
Since only Andromeda’s sacrifice would appease the gods, she was chained to a rock and left to be devoured by the monster.
Meanwhile, Perseus had already killed the fearsome Gorgon Medusa .
As he was riding the winged horse, Pegasus over Africa in his return home, he encountered the Titan Atlas, who challenged him.
In their confrontation, Perseus used Medusa’s head to turn the Titan into stone.
Later on, he came across the beautiful chained Andromeda, and as he did, he approached Cetus while being invisible (because he was wearingHades’s helm, which…
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Hi dear Linnea… Thank you very much for reblogging this post… I truly appreciate it… Sending you all my best wishes!. Aquileana 💫
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