Perseus Name Meaning & Origin
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Percy, Perce, Sea,
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Perseus is a constellation in the northern sky, named after the Greek hero Perseus. Perseus was the son of Zeus and Danae. He decapitated Medusa and saved Princess Andromeda from a sea monster after they were chained to a rock. They were later married, much to the dismay of Phineus, who she was originally engaged to. When a fight broke out at their wedding Phineus was turned to stone by the sight of Medusa's head, which Perseus had kept.
Perseus means "to destroy."
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Perseus "Percy" Jackson -- a demi-god, son of Poseidon, in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson & the Olympians series
Perseus -- Son of Zeus in Greek mythology