Andromeda Painting - Perseus and Andromeda in Greek Mythology
Andromeda - chained to a rock at the shore but no Cetus or Perseus in sight yet
Andromeda Painting - Perseus and Andromeda in Mythology

Perseus and Andromeda in Greek Mythology

In Greek mythology, Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia. Cassiopeia claimed to be more beautiful than the Nereids. As a punishment for her arrogance Poseidon sent the sea monster Cetus to raid the coast of Cassiopeia’s kingdom. Following the advice of the Oracle Andromeda was chained to a rock on the shore as a sacrifice to Cetus. Perseus - on his journey back from the Gorgon Medusa - found and freed Andromeda and *** Cetus. Perseus and Andromeda married and had several children. After Andromeda's *** Athena placed her amongst the constellations of the northern sky. Andromeda became a symbol of the damsel in distress saved by the knight in shiny armour.

Famous artists with paintings of Andromeda

Rembrandt, Théodore Chassériau, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Joachim Wtewael, Peter Paul Rubens, Gustave Moreau, Vecellio Tiziano

To learn more about Andromeda see also the following related topics

Perseus - Greek Mythology - Gorgon Medusa