|a monster that had the head of a bull on the body of a man housed in the Cretan Labyrinth, it was fed on human flesh until Theseus killed it|
|a fleece of pure gold, kept at Colchis by King Ae?tes from whom it was stolen by Jason and the Argonauts with the help of Ae?tes's daughter, Medea|
|Perseus (pûr'sē-əs) Pronunciation Key
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Andromeda and Auriga.
A hero of classical mythology who killed the Gorgon Medusa. The god Hermes and goddess Athena helped him in this brave deed by giving him winged shoes, a magical sword, and a polished shield. With the help of these, he swooped down on Medusa from the air, used the shield as a mirror, and cut off her head without looking at it directly — for anyone who looked at a Gorgon turned to stone.