Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends website published by E2BN
HomeAbout this website
Create your ownTeachers
Please help us keep Myths and Legends Working. We need your help. This free website urgently needs updating so it will continue to work... we are crowdfunding to raise money for the update. Please support Myths...

The Tale of Perseus and Medusa

Greece, Ancient Greece

There was once a young man named Perseus. His mother was very beautiful.A evil king stole Perseus's mother and wanted to marry her. He demanded him to get the head of medusa on a plate. Perseus was scared but he walked off. Medusa was a sister of the gorgons. She had snakes instead of hair on her head. Anyone who looked in Medusa's orange eyes would instantly turn to stone.

Perseus knew he needed help so he went to a wise magician. Perseus said "I have to get the face of Medusa on a plate"
"What a silly boy" said the magician. The magician gave Perseus a shield. It was so shiny he could see his face in it.Then he handed him a crystal sword "Do not look in Medusa's eyes"."you will need a.....helmet what makes you invisible, a pair of sandals what will make you fly and a silver bag to put her head in".

"Where will I find this stuff" asked Perseus the magician pointed at Mount Atlas."You need to go to Mount Atlas there will be three witches they all share one eye between them".

The witch with the eye could see a young man "I see a young man" said a witch. Another witch hit the witch with the eye and says '"Give me the eye" screamed the witch.The witch gave other witch the eye Perseus quickly grabbed the eye "well go on then"said the witch"pass me it"
"I gave you it" said the other witch putting her hand on her hips.
"No you did not" shouted the other witch
"well who has"said the other witch.
"I have" said Perseus"and i will only give you the eye if you give me your helmet, sandals and a silver bag" .The witches gave him the things and away Perseus flew.

When he got to Medusa's palace he drew his sword and charged . Perseus grabbed some angry snakes and with one blow of his sword he chopped Medusa's head off. Quickly he put Medusa's head into the silver bag. He hurried back to the King .He holded the head right in front of the King. Before he could speak he had turned into stone.

Rate this Story
Give this story 5 starsGive this story 5 starsGive this story 5 starsGive this story 5 starsGive this story 5 stars
Give this story 4 starsGive this story 4 starsGive this story 4 starsGive this story 4 stars
Give this story 3 starsGive this story 3 starsGive this story 3 stars
Give this story 2 starsGive this story 2 stars
Give this story 1 star
3900 people have rated this story so far:
Overall Score: 3/5
Rated by 3900 peopleRated by 3900 peopleRated by 3900 people
Showcase voting:
If you think this story is one which should go in the Myths and Legends showcase, click "Yes"

Your comments

Add your commentsThere are 92 comments for this story.

Latest comments:
Don't forget about Acrisios an Zeus 9th September 2019
There's a really important detail missing here. The shiny shield was vital, as any direct glance from Medusa would have turned Perseus to stone, so he had to use the shield as a mirror to see what he was doing. He certainly didn't just charge and grab some snakes! 6th September 2019
what was the name of the magician
11th July 2019
View all 92 comments, or Add a comment

Please be polite, this is an educational site and we will not publish bad language. We don't mind you saying you don't like something, but please explain why, and please do not be rude.

Thank you. The Myths and Legends Team.

Fields marked in Bold Red with a * are required fields.

All comments are displayed anonymously


Security Code (from the box above):

Top of this page Copyright © E2BN 2006 | Contact Us | Accessibility | T&C
Create your own Myths and Legends
E2B® and E2BN® are registered trade marks and trading names of East of England Broadband Network (Company Registration No. 04649057)