Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece


Greek legendary mortal

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.

Andromeda Facts and Figures

Name: Andromeda
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 2782

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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