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ANDROMEDA

Reasonably beautiful damsel in distress

ANDROMEDA was the daughter of a foolish king who boasted that she was more beautiful than the NEREIDS. This put her under a lot of emotional pressure — the original Andromeda Strain. These silly claims also put POSEIDON in a really foul mood and he had her chained to a rock to be ravaged and devoured by a sea monster.

Do you know what? Although this was on the coast of Ethiopia, PERSEUS just happened to be prancing by at the time on PEGASUS the flying wonder horse.

So of course it was zap the scaly beast and rescue the maiden in distress time. He regarded this as the ideal heroic courting ritual and went on to marry her. She is now floating around in space as the Andromeda Galaxy and is much more beautiful than the Nereids.

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Article last updated on 31 December 2012
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT ANDROMEDA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : ANDROMEDA
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Legendary Mortal
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 487

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