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Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, king and queen of Aethiopia . She became the wife of Perseus after being rescued from a sea-monster by him.

In Mythology

Andromeda's mother Kassiopeia, bragged that she was more beautiful than Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty. To punish the Queen for her arrogance, Zeus got Poseidon to release the Ketos Aithiopios (or Ethiopian Cetus) to ravage the coast of Ethiopia including the kingdom of the vain Queen. The desperate King consulted the Oracle of Zeus, who announced that no respite would be found until the king sacrificed his virgin daughter Andromeda to the monster. She was stripped naked and chained to a rock on the coast of Jaffa.

Perseus, returning from having slain the Gorgon Medusa, found Andromeda and slew the sea monster Cetus by using Hades borrowed Helm of Darkness and Hermes's winged shoes. set her free, and married her in spite of Andromeda having been previously promised to her uncle Phineus. At the wedding a quarrel took place between the rivals, and Phineus was turned to stone by the sight of the Gorgon's head.

Andromeda followed her husband to Tiryns in Argos, and together they became the ancestors of the family of the Perseidae through the line of their son Perses. Perseus and Andromeda had seven sons: Perseides, Alcaeus, Perses, Heleus, Mestor, Sthenelus, and Electryon, and two daughters, Gorgophone and Autochthe[1]. After her death, Andromeda was placed by Athena amongst the constellations in the northern sky, near Perseus and Cassiopeia

In Popular Culture

Films

  • Andromeda makes several appearances in the two Clash of the Titans films

References

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Family

Phoenicid-Cilicid Genealogy in Greek mythology
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inachids
 
Chremetes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agenor
 
Telephassa
 
 
 
Europa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cadmus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kings of Thebes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kings of Crete
 
Phoenix
 
Chryse
 
Cilix
 
Melia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Phineus
 
Melinoe
 
Thasos
 
Ianthe
 
Eudorus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thoe
 
Doryclus
 
 
 
Ephyra
 
 
 
 
 
Iasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Antiochus
 
Myrtoessa
 
Rhamnousa
 
Agenor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cassiopeia
 
Cepheus of Aethiopia
 
Arabus
 
Polyphe
 
Podes
 
Cymodoce
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Andromeda
 
Perseus
 
Atymnius
 
Xanthe
 
Theanus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House of Perseus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carystus
 
Lyanassa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Menestho
 
Eetion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hector, Prince of Troy
 
Andromache
 
 
 
Podes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Astyanax
Preceded by:
Eurydice
Queen of Argos
Mythic
Succeeded by
Demonphile


Preceded by:
Demohpile
Queen of Mycenae
Mythic
Succeeded by
Anaxo

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