Definition of Perseus

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) the son of Zeus who slew Medusa (with the help of Athena and Hermes) and rescued Andromeda from a sea monster.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being



2. Noun. A conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Auriga and Cassiopeia and crossed by the Milky Way.
Member holonyms: Algol
Generic synonyms: Constellation

Definition of Perseus

1. n. A Grecian legendary hero, son of Jupiter and Danaë, who slew the Gorgon Medusa.

Definition of Perseus

1. Proper noun. (Greek mythology) The mythological Greek warrior who slew the Gorgon Medusa by decapitating her. He married Andromeda after rescuing her from Ceto and founded Mycenae. He was the son of Jupiter and Danae. ¹

2. Proper noun. (constellation) An autumn constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the mythical hero. It includes the stars Algenib and Algol. ¹

3. Proper noun. The last Antigonid king of Macedonia, Perseus of Macedon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Perseus

1. 1. A Grecian legendary hero, son of Jupiter and Danae, who slew the Gorgon Medusa. 2. A consellation of the northern hemisphere, near Taurus and Cassiopea. It contains a star cluster visible to the naked eye as a nebula. Origin: L, from Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Perseus

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1. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1830)
"He had invented a story in regard to his birth, which he reported wherever he passed, pretending that he was the son of perseus by a concubine, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"With Andró- 'u — 'u "- -' ' w">" Ir' meda perseus returned to Seriphos, and there a banquet displayed the gorgon's face j sented as the image of perfection ..."

3. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1845)
"Whatever compassion he had lor the misfortunes of perseus, and however inclined he might ... He excused himself for his attachment to the party of perseus, ..."

4. The Monitor (1879)
"perseus, who had none to offer, told the king that instead he would present ... The deities favoured the dangerous expedition which perseus had undertaken. ..."

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