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date: 03 October 2022



  • Herbert Jennings Rose
  •  and Jenny March


Andromeda, in mythology, the daughter of *Cepheus, king of the Ethiopians, and his wife Cassiepeia or Cassiope. The following, founded on Apollod. 2. 4. 3–5, is the usual legend. Cassiepeia boasted that she was more beautiful than the Nereids (see nereus); they complained to *Poseidon, who flooded the land and sent a sea-monster to ravage it. On consulting *Ammon, Cepheus learned that the only cure was to offer up Andromeda to the monster, and she was accordingly fastened to a rock on the sea-shore. At this point *Perseus (1) came by on his way from taking the head of *Medusa. He fell in love with Andromeda, and got her and her father's consent to marry her if he could kill the sea-beast. This he did; but Cepheus' brother Phineus, who had been betrothed to Andromeda, plotted against him (or attacked him by open force, Ov. Met.


  • Greek Myth and Religion

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