Perseus and Andromeda
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In the Northern Hemisphere sky is the constellation Cepheus, king of Ethiopia. His wife was Cassiopeia
Cassiopeia claimed that she and her daughter Andromeda were more beautiful than the sea nymphs, the Nereids.
Offended, the Nereids complained to the sea god Poseidon, who sent a monster to destroy Cepheus'land. Cepheus was told that he must sacrifice his daughter in order to save his kingdom.
Andromeda was then chained to a sea cliff to be eaten by the sea monster. At that same moment, Perseus saw Andromeda and fell in love with her.
Perseus killed the monster and married Andromeda. One of their children,
Perses, became the king of Ethiopia when Cepheus died.
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