Acrisius OracleGrandson will kill him. Comes true when Perseus is invited to participate in athletic games. Perseus throws a discus that hits and kills AcrisiusAegeusKing of AthensAmores(Ovid) LovesAndromedaDaughter of King Cephus. Condemned to be sacrificed to a sea monster because of the hubris of Cassiopeia, her mother. Engaged to Phineus. Marries Perseus after he slays the monsterAriadneMinos' daughter. Helps Theseus by giving him Ariadne's string to find his way in/out of the Labyrinth. Flees with him after he kills the MinotaurArs AmatoriaA handbook on seduction of a woman written by Ovid for which he was exiled by Augustus who was trying to promote family valuesAthena (in Daedalus)Saves Perdix by turning him into a bird as Daedalus pushes him off a roof. Daedalus then is banished and flees to Crete to become King Minos' engineerAthena (in Perseus)Helps Perseus visit Atlas the TitanAtlasTitan who tells Perseus where to find the GraiaeCarmen et ErrorWritten by Ovid. May refers to Julia's (Augustus' daughter) sexual misbehavior (with Agrippa). It was a "mistake" because Ovid either chose to tell about these misbehaviors, or to hold them in (it is unknown which he did)CassiopeiaAndromeda's Mother. Bragged about Andromeda's great beautyDaedalus (meaning)Skilled/CraftsmanDanaeAcrisius' daughter, locked up. Impregnated by Zeus in the form of a shower of gold coins. Gives birth to PerseusDictysFisherman at Seriphos that rescues Perseus and Danae. Brother of King PolydectesEpistulae ex Ponto(Ovid) Letters from PontusFasti(Ovid) works about holidays on the Roman calendar from January-June (only 6 months on the Roman calendar)Graiae3 sisters who share an eye and a tooth. "Grey Ones". Tell Perseus the location of the Stygian nymphsHeroides(Ovid) letters from jilted women to their loversIcarusSon of Daedalus (imprisoned for helping Ariadne), uses wings built by his father to escape imprisonment with him in Crete. Flies too close the sun, melting his wings, and plunges into the sea (and dies), then called the Icarian seaKing AcrisiusArgos, Greece. Wants a son so goes to oracle who tells him that his grandson will kill him. Locks up daughter DanaeKing CephusOf Ethiopia. Father of AndromedaKing CocalusAccepts Minos' trick and makes Daedalus, his newly acquired engineer, figure out how to thread a shell (he uses an ant). Minos then figures out that Cocalus is sheltering Daedalus and demands him back as punishment. Cocalus kills Minos in a boiling bathKing Minos(of Crete) Had asked Neptune for a sign to solidify his power in Crete so Neptune sends him a gorgeous white bull. Cretans accept Minos, but Minos substitutes a lesser bull in place of the white bull to sacrifice to NeptuneKing Polydectes(of Seriphos) Wants to marry Danae and tricks Perseus into bringing him the gorgon's/Medusa's head as a wedding giftLabyrinthMaze in the palace of Knossos, Crete. Sir Arthur Evans excavated it and found many double axes there - LabrusMetamorphoseswritten by Ovid. An epic poem about mythological changes in 15 books, all written in dactylic hexameter (Strawberry Shortcake)Minotaur"Half-Bull" and half human. Concealed in a labyrinth built by Daedalus and feeds upon 7 virgins of nobility and 7 of the best noble men of AthensNeptuneWhen Minos does not sacrifice the white bull to him, he takes revenge by causing Pasiphae to fall in love with the bullPasiphaeMinos' wife. Falls in love with the bull. Uses a phony bull built by Daedalus to mate with the bull and the Minotaur is bornPegasusWinged horse that sprung from Medusa's blood that Perseus uses to fly homePerdix"Partridge" Daedalus' nephew, surpassing Daedalus in inventing. From the acropolis in AthensPerseusSon of Danae. Floats in a chest through the sea with Danae to Seriphos (island). Kills Medusa, mounts Pegasus, slays monster in Ethiopia for Andromeda and marries her. Returns home to Polydectes and Danae's wedding and kills the king and all his comradesPhineusMan Andromeda was engaged to. Stormed the wedding feast (of Perseus and Andromeda), so Perseus had to turn all the suitors to stone with the head of MedusaPublius Ovidius NasoA poet who tells this story of Daedalus and Icarus in the Metamorphoses (changes). Born in Sulmo on March 20, 43 B.C. and died in 17 A.D.. Exiled by Augustus for writing the Ars Amatoria. Died in exile in Tomi/Romania and was never forgiven for writing Carmen et ErrorRemedia Amores(Ovid) Remedy/cure for loveStygian NymphsNympths of the Styx River. Gave Perseus three gifts: sack, winged shoes, and a cap of invisibilityTheseusAegeus's son. Sent to be fed to the Minotaur, but goes with the mission of killing the Minotaur. Successfully kills the Minotaur and flees with Ariadne.