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Andromeda

Andromeda

Female - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Andromeda  
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • «b»http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andromeda_(mythology)«/b»


      «b»Andromeda«/b» was a «u»princess «/u» from «u»Greek mythology «/u» who, as divine punishment for her mother's bragging, was chained to a rock as a sacrifice to a sea monster. She was saved from death by «u»Perseus «/u», her future husband. Her name is the «u»Latinized «/u» form of the Greek «b»«/b» («i»Androméd«/i»). The «u»etymology «/u» of the name is "to think of a man," from «b»«/b» («i»andros«/i») "man" combined with «b»«/b» («i»m«/i») "to think, to be mindful of."
      The subject has been popular in art since classical times. In the Christian period the subject was converted into the legend of «u»St George and the Dragon «/u», but from the «u»Renaissance «/u» interest revived in the original story, typically as derived from «u»Ovid «/u»'s account.
      «b»Myth«/b»
      In «u»Greek mythology «/u», Andromeda was the daughter of «u»Cepheus «/u»and «u»Cassiopeia «/u», king and queen of the kingdom «u»Ethiopia «/u».
      Her mother Cassiopeia bragged that she was more beautiful than the «u»Nereids «/u», the «u»nymph «/u»-daughters of the sea god «u»Nereus «/u» and often seen accompanying «u»Poseidon «/u». To punish the Queen for her arrogance, Poseidon, brother to «u»Zeus «/u» and God of the Sea, sent the sea monster «u»Cetus «/u» to ravage the coast of Ethiopia including the kingdom of the vain Queen. The desperate King consulted the «u»Oracle «/u» of Zeus, who announced that no respite would be found until the king sacrificed his virgin daughter Andromeda to the monster. She was chained naked to a rock on the coast of «u»Jaffa «/u».
      «u»Perseus «/u», returning from having slain the «u»Gorgon «/u» «u»Medusa «/u», found Andromeda and slew «u»Cetus «/u». He set her free, and married her in spite of Andromeda having been previously promised to her uncle «u»Phineus «/u». At the wedding a quarrel took place between the rivals, and Phineus was turned to stone by the sight of the Gorgon's head («u»Ovid «/u», «u»«i»Metamorphoses «/u»«/i» v. 1).
      Andromeda followed her husband to «u»Tiryns «/u» in «u»Argos «/u», and together they became the ancestors of the family of the «i»Perseidae«/i» through the line of their son Perses. Perseus and Andromeda had seven sons: «u»Perseides «/u», «u»Perses «/u», «u»Alcaeus «/u», «u»Heleus «/u», «u»Mestor «/u», «u»Sthenelus «/u», and «u»Electryon «/u», and one daughter, «u»Gorgophone «/u». Their descendants ruled Mycenae from «u»Electryon «/u» down to «u»Eurystheus «/u», after whom «u»Atreus «/u» attained the kingdom, and would also include the great hero «u»Heracles «/u». According to this mythology, Perses is the ancestor of the «u»Persians «/u».
      After her death, Andromeda was placed by «u»Athena «/u» amongst the «u»constellations «/u» in the northern sky, near Perseus and «u»Cassiopeia «/u». «u»Sophocles «/u» and «u»Euripides «/u» (and in more modern times «u»Corneille «/u») made the story the subject of tragedies.
      «b» Constellations
      «/b»
      Andromeda is represented in the northern sky by the «u»constellation «/u» «u»Andromeda «/u» which contains the «u»Andromeda Galaxy «/u».
      Four constellations are associated with the myth. Viewing the fainter stars, visible to the naked eye, the constellations are rendered as:
      «tab» A large man wearing a «u»crown «/u», upside down with respect to the «u»ecliptic «/u». (The constellation «u»Cepheus «/u»)
      «tab»A smaller figure, next to the man, sitting on a chair. As it is near the «u»pole star «/u», it can be seen by observers in the Northern Hemisphere through the whole year, although sometimes upside down. (The constellation «u»Cassiopeia «/u»)
      «tab»A maiden, chained up, facing/turning away from the ecliptic. (The constellation «u»Andromeda «/u»), next to «u»Pegasus «/u».
      «tab»A «u»sea monster «/u» just under the ecliptic. (The constellation «u»Cetus «/u»)
      Other constellations related to the story are:
      «tab»«u»Perseus «/u»
      «tab»The constellation «u»Pegasus «/u», who was born from the stump of «u»Medusa «/u»'s neck, after Perseus had decapitated her.
      «tab»The constellation «u»Pisces «/u», which may have been treated as two fish caught by «u»Dictys «/u» the «u»fisherman «/u» who was brother of «u»Polydectes «/u» king of «u»Seriphos «/u» where Perseus and his mother «u»Danaë «/u» were stranded.
      «b»
      «/b»
    Person ID I61439  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 

    Father Cepheus, King of Aethiopia (Ethiopia),   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Cassiopeia,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F551617648  Group Sheet

    Family Perseus of Mycenae,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Electryon, king of Mycenae,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Alcaeus of Mycenae,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F551617635  Group Sheet

  • Photos
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    Andromeda (1869) Edward Poynter
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    Giorgio Vasari, Perseus and Andromeda, 1570
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    A small Roman fresco from Pompeii.
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    Andromeda Chained to the Rocks, Rembrandt (1630)
    Wife of Cepheus
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    Andromeda's parents thank Perseus for freeing her; La Délivrance d'Andromède (1679) Pierre Mignard
    MIGNARD, Pierre
    (b. 1612, Troyes, d. 1695, Paris)

    Perseus and Andromeda
    1679
    Oil on canvas, 150 x 198 cm
    Musée du Louvre, Paris

    Ovid tells how Andromeda, daughter of an Ethiopian king, was chained to a rock by the sea-shore as a sacrifice to a sea-monster. Perseus (the son of Danaë whom Jupiter caused to conceive after turning himself into a shower of golden rain) flying overhead on Pegasus, the winged horse, fell in love at first sight. He swooped down just in time, slew the monster and released Andromeda.

    The picture represents the moment following the freeing of Andromeda.


    Author: MIGNARD, Pierre
    Title: Perseus and Andromeda
    Time-line: 1651-1700
    School: French
    Form: painting
    Type: mythological
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    Joachim Wtewael, Louvre
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    Titian, Wallace Collection
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    Andromeda Chained to the Rock by the Nereids (1840) by Théodore Chassériau
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    Andromeda (1869) by Paul Gustave Doré
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    Andromeda (1892) by M Arosa
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    A sculpture of Andromeda by Domenico Guidi.
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    Painting by Eugène Delacroix
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    Vase from ancient Corinth.
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    Andromeda's parents thank Perseus for freeing her; La Délivrance d'Andromède (1679) Pierre Mignard
    MIGNARD, Pierre
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