Perseus and Medusa. Story of Greek mythology for children
Wonderful legends, magical stories and exciting adventures is what we find in Greek mythology that is now accessible to the little ones in the form of short, educational and fun stories. On this occasion, the Greek hero Perseus faces one of the greatest dangers. It has to put an end to the fear impo
Wonderful legends, magical stories and exciting adventures is what we find in Greek mythology that is now accessible to the little ones in the form of short, educational and fun stories.
On this occasion, the Greek hero Perseus faces one of the greatest dangers. It has to put an end to the fear imposed by Gorgona Medusa, a monster capable of turning anyone who meets its gaze into stone.
Perseus strategy to end Medusa
Greek heroes there are many, but the oldest were those who performed the most incredible and wonderful feats. Perseus was one of those strong heroes and became famous for ending the terror imposed by the Gorgon Medusa, which made all the people looking at her stone.
Medusa was a Gorgon, a monstrous being whose body was covered in scales, his face was wrinkled and in his hair, instead of ringlets, he had coiled snakes juguete that played on his head. Medusa could not be looked at in the face, but not because it was horrifying, but because the moment you looked at her she turned you into stone. So everyone was afraid of her. Everyone except
Perseus , which for that was a Greek hero. So one fine day he decided to endMedusa and free the world to become stone statues. But the matter was not easy and Perseus had to ask for help. It was the Greek gods who helped Perseus by giving him some gifts that he would need to defeat Medusa. Athena gave him a shield that was at the same time a mirror,
Zeus gave him a sickle with a very sharp edge, Hermes lent him his winged sandals and Hades left him his helmet that made him invisible. Armed with all these gifts, Perseus went to meet the Gorgon. And there he met Medusa , walking amused while turning stone statues to everyone who was on the road.When
Medusa sat down to rest, Perseus began his maneuver. He could not look her in the eye because it would turn to stone, so he used the mirror shield to control jellyfish movements. As soon as he saw her sitting and resting, Perseus put on his helmet that made him invisible, put on his wing sandals and went flying with the sickle in his hand ready to cut off Medusa's head. It was a success, because
Perseus managed to cut off Medusa cabeza's head and keep it in an opaque bag so that it could not petrify anyone else. In addition, from the blood of Medusa was born the famous horse Pegasus, a horse that flew and that Perseus used to get home as soon as possible. Laura Vélez. Editor of Guiainfantil.com