Medusa's Head Author:Jay Williams Among the favorite tales of Greek mythology, no hero shines more brilliantly than Perseus, son of Danae the Fair and the great god Zeus. With the rashness of youth, Perseus dares oppose the marriage of his mother to the wicked king of the island where they dwell. The king agrees to reconsider--provided Perseus can bring him the head of Medusa ... more »the Gorgon, whose horrible serpent-wreathed face has the power to turn men to stone.
In a narrative rich in drama and detail, Jay Williams describes the enormous dangers encountered by the hero as he searches for the fearful Gorgon. Guided by the gods Athene and Hermes, Perseus meets these dangers, one by one; and during the course of the strange adventure, the youth is transformed into robust and decisive manhood.
Aided by Steele Savage's imaginative illustrations, the reader of this well-loved tale will enter a realm of excitement and high adventure.« less