Andromeda Picture

I just liked the name Andromeda, but this is the story behind her mythologically.
In Greek mythology, Andromeda ("Ruler of men") was the daughter of Cepheus and Cassopeia, the King and Queen of Ethiopia. Cassiopeia claimed herself of equal beauty to the Nereids (fifty blue-haired sea-nymphs) and so in the true spirit of vengeance, Poseidon, the God of the Sea, sent a famine on the land and a sea-monster to stop man or beast from venturing into the waters. The oracle of Ammon announced that no relief would be found until the king sacrificed Andromeda to the sea-monster, and so she was tied to a rock on the shore.

Perseus, the same guy who slay the Gorgon, found Andromeda, smote the monster and set her free. He married her even though she had been promised to Phineus. Perseus had kept the Gorgon's head to prove he had killed it, and when a fight broke out at the wedding between the rivals, Phineus was turned to stone by the sight of it.

Andromeda and Perseus had six sons and one daughter, which are said to be the ancestors of all Persians.

After her death, Andromeda was placed by Athena amongst the constellations in the northern sky, near Perseus and Cassiopeia.
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