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Andromeda (mythology) - Myth, Origin of the Myth, The myth portrayed

monster sea

In Greek mythology, the daughter of Cepheus, King of the Ethiopians, and Cassiopeia. To appease Poseidon, she was fastened to a rock by the sea-shore as an offering to a sea-monster. She was rescued by Perseus, who used the Gorgon's head to change the monster to stone. The persons named in the story were all turned into constellations.

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