Acrisius


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Acrisius

(əkrĭs`ēəs): see DanaëDanaë
, in Greek legend, daughter of Acrisius. When it was prophesied that Danaë's son would kill Acrisius, her father imprisoned her in a bronze tower. However, Zeus came to her in the form of a shower of gold, and she bore him a son, Perseus.
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, in Greek mythology, son of Zeus and Danaë. His grandfather, Acrisius, had been warned by an oracle that his grandson would kill him and therefore put Perseus and his mother in a chest and threw it into the sea.
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Rounding out the cast is Gemma Arterton ("Quantum of Solace") as Io, Perseus' mysterious spiritual guide throughout his journey; Mads Mikkelsen ("Casino Royale") as Draco, who takes up his sword to join Perseus' quest; Jason Flemyng ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button") as Acrisius, a one-time king turned hideous beast; and Alexa Davalos ("Defiance") as Andromeda, a princess doomed to lose her life if Perseus does not succeed.
At every turn, Perseus and his cohorts are terrorised by giant scorpions, a gaggle of blind, fortunetelling s, a ftuneor TITANIC ROLES: Kepheus, Io and witches or the deformed Acrisius.
Referring to specific tales, "Atalanta's Race," "The Man Born to be King," "The Story of Cupid and Psyche," "The Doom of King Acrisius," and the episode of Danae and the shower of gold, Pater continues: "[These tales] have in a pre-eminent degree what is characteristic of the whole book, the loveliness of things newly washed with fresh water; and this clarity and chasteness, mere qualities here of an exquisite art, remind one that the effectual preserver of all purity is perfect taste.
Jewish traditions of the death of Cain have themselves been related to Greek myth: Perseus' accidental killing of his grandfather Acrisius, for example, (101) and Hesiod's story of the blinding of Orion, to whom Hephaistos gave a servant boy as a guide.
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