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kc
30-08-2007, 09:28
HMS Perseus (UK)
Perseo (Italy)

In Greek mythology the son of Zeus and Danae. He was sent by his foster father to fetch the head of the Gorgon Medusa, and with the assistance of Hermes and Athene, succeeded in slaying her and accomplishing his mission. On his homeward way he proceeded to Aethiopia, where he delivered the maiden Andromeda from the rock to which she was chained as a sacrifice to a sea monster, and slew the beast. Returning to Greece, he accidentally killed his grandfather, the King of Agros, when in despair at his deed, he left the throne to Megapenthes, settling at Tyrins, which he received in exchange.