Meaning of Perseus

Per•se•us

Pronunciation: (pûr'sē-us, -sys), [key]
— gen. -se•i
  1. a hero, the son of Zeus and Danaë, who slew the Gorgon Medusa, and afterward saved Andromeda from a sea monster.
  2. a northern constellation between Cassiopeia and Taurus, containing the variable star Algol.
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