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              30th April,2004

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        Andromeda  

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                            Andromeda and her mother, Queen Cassiopeia, were both very beautiful women in the ancient Greek.  However, Queen Cassiopeia made the big mistake in comparing her daughter's beauty with the Goddess of the Sea.  The Goddess was enraged by Queen Cassiopeia's proud therefore complained this to the Sea God, Poseidon.  Poseidon was also very angry to Queen Cassiopeia's doing and so he later cast many natural disaster on her country. 

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                            The King and the Queen was frightened by the God's anger and tried to smooth his anger by sacrifice.  The God sent a sea monster to the country and said his anger would only be smoothed by sacrifice Andromeda, the Queen's daughter.


                           Perseus, the slayer of Medusa, on his way back saw Andromeda being tied on a rock to be sacrifice.  He killed the Sea monster by showing the Medusa's head, which turned everything that looked at it in stone in an instant.  Perseus were surprised by Andromeda's beauty and wanted to marry her.

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                            The king and the queen were grateful to Perseus, and thus willingly in giving their daughter's hand to Perseus.  Perseus returned to Argos and there he lived with the beautiful Andromeda and his mother happily ever after.  

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