(pʉr′sē əs, -syo̵̅o̅s′)
- Gr. Myth. the son of Zeus and Danae, and slayer of Medusa: he marries Andromeda after rescuing her from a sea monster
- a N constellation between Andromeda and Auriga, containing the variable star Algol
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- Greek Mythology The son of Danaë and Zeus and husband of Andromeda who killed the Gorgon Medusa.
- A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Andromeda and Auriga.
Origin: , from Greek
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