It's my second blog about mythology and I would like to dedicate it to Andromeda
, a character of the Greek mythology. What, actually, inspired me to devote it to her is a music from the latest album of Enigma (A Posteriori): Dreaming of Andromeda
. I also advise this album everyone who listens New Age genre.
She was a daughter of an Aethiopian King Cepheus
. Her mother, Cassiopeia, was a very beautiful woman. She liked to brag about her beauty. So, one day she did that in front of Poseidon
Poseidon in his turn got back at
Cassiopeia for her behavior.
This useful phrasal verb above I found in the EC's Phrasal Verbs page. It means retaliate
, take revenge
He sent floods and a terrible monster to Ethiopia (or Aethiopia). And they gave Andromeda to monster for lunch, as a propitiation.
Fortunately, Perseus saved her, because her dad promised him that she will be his wife. But Andromeda had a groom, who was brother of her father Feeney. Perseus killed him also by turning him into stone, with a help of lady Gorgon's head.
Perseus and Andromeda later on ran a happy life. They had big posterity (offspring): Electrion, Amfitrion, Alkmena, etc.
In memory of Perseus's exploits (acts of bravery, gest) Athena placed her among stars in the sky.
A priceless picture by one of the great painter Pieter Paul Rubens
"Perseus and Andromeda
" (1620-1621). (Hermirage, St. Petersburg, Russia