The Gorgon's Head by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Gorgon's Head

byNathaniel Hawthorne

Kobo ebook | November 23, 2015

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A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys is a children's book written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne in which he rewrites myths from Greek mythology. It was followed by a sequel, Tanglewood Tales.
"The Gorgon's Head" is an 1850s retelling of part of the tale of Perseus of Greek mythology. The story starts off fast-forwarding through the early part of the legend of Perseus, briefly mentioning the infant demi-god Perseus and his mother Danae being cast adrift at sea locked inside a chest, quickly getting to the start of the involvement of King Polydectes. Polydectes fancied Danae, but he viewed the young and strong-willed adult Perseus as an obstacle that had to be eliminated. Polydectes schemes up a plan to rid himself of Persues, sending him on a quest to retrieve the head of the Gorgon Medusa as a wedding gift.

Title:The Gorgon's HeadFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 23, 2015Publisher:Media GalaxyLanguage:English

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