Question: What is the myth of Andromeda?

Andromeda, in Greek mythology, beautiful daughter of King Cepheus and Queen Cassiope of Joppa in Palestine (called Ethiopia) and wife of Perseus. Cassiope offended the Nereids by boasting that Andromeda was more beautiful than they, so in revenge Poseidon sent a sea monster to devastate Cepheus kingdom.

Why did Perseus and Andromeda marry?

Andromeda was chained to a sea-cliff to be devoured by the sea monster. Perseus, the nephew of the king of the city of Argos noticed her as he was sailing by and immediately fell in love with her. He promised to rescue Andromeda if her parents would allow him to marry her.

What killed Andromeda?

Perseus When Perseus severed her head, two winged horses flew from her neck, Pegasus, and Chrysaor. Flying on Pegasus, he saw below the beautiful princess Andromeda chained to a rock, about to be sacrificed to Cetus, a sea monster also known as The Kraken.

Is Andromeda black Greek mythology?

In Greek mythology, Andromeda was originally depicted as a black princess from Ethiopia, but Renaissance art repeatedly depicts her as white.

How was Andromeda saved?

Andromeda is chained to a rock as a sacrifice to sate the monster, but is saved from death by Perseus, who marries her and takes her to Greece to reign as his queen.

What does Andromeda look like?

The Andromeda Galaxy is the most distant object you can see with your naked eyes, two million light years away. It is visible as a dim, fuzzy star from a dark sky site. With binoculars you can clearly see the elliptical shape of the galaxy. This star is the head of Andromeda.

Will we ever visit Andromeda?

The technology required to travel between galaxies is far beyond humanitys present capabilities, and currently only the subject of speculation, hypothesis, and science fiction. However, theoretically speaking, there is nothing to conclusively indicate that intergalactic travel is impossible.

Can you see Andromeda with eyes?

Excluding the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, visible from Earths Southern Hemisphere, the Andromeda galaxy is the brightest external galaxy you can see. At 2.5 million light-years, its the most distant thing humans can see with the unaided eye. Astronomers sometimes call this galaxy Messier 31, or M31.

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