Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Myths and Legends: Perseus Rescues Andromeda

Perseus Rescues Andromeda. To find out more about Perseus and Andromeda, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

This painting by Carle van Loo features an especially nasty-looking sea monster! You can see Perseus arriving on his winged sandals, ready to do battle with that monster in order to free the princess Andromeda who has been left as a sacrificial offering. Perseus manages to slay the monster and then takes Andromeda as his bride.

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