Acrisius


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A·cris·i·us

 (ə-krĭz′ē-əs)
n. Greek Mythology
A king of Argos and father of Danaë who was killed by his grandson Perseus.
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4: Acrisius was king of Argos and Proetus of Tiryns.
Never yet have I been so overpowered by passion neither for goddess nor mortal woman as I am at this moment for yourself--not even when I was in love with the wife of Ixion who bore me Pirithous, peer of gods in counsel, nor yet with Danae the daintily-ancled daughter of Acrisius, who bore me the famed hero Perseus.
Danae is the hapless virginal daughter of King Acrisius, imprisoned in a subterranean bronze chamber after the oracle at Delphi informed him that he would be killed by his daughter's son.
he played Acrisius to his daughter: he put the strictest of watches upon her.
When King Acrisius of Argos/Donald Houston disrespects Zeus, the god of gods starts off by crushing Acrisius's clay figurine, killing him instantly, and then has Poseidon flood the city, killing (almost) everyone and bringing down the giant statue of Zeus that graced the city.
However, the horribly disfigured servant of Hades Acrisius (Jason Flemyng), who morphs into a giant scorpion once in a while, is determined to get him.
Perseus Sam Worthington Zeus Liana Neeson Hades Ralph Fiennes Calibos/ King Acrisius Jason Flemyng Io Gemma Arterton Andromeda Alexa Davalos Danae Tine Stapelfeldt Draco Mads Mikketsen With: Pete Postlethwaite.
At every turn, Perseus and his cohorts are terrorised by giant scorpions, a gaggle of blind, fortunetelling s, a ftuneor TITANIC ROLES: Kepheus, Io and witches or the deformed Acrisius.
Danae was the mother of Perseus, whom she conceived with Zeus when her father, Acrisius, locked her away in a tower because of a prophecy that she would bear a son who would later take his life.
And if the first beginning of his family should be sought, Inachus and Acrisius, central to the history of Mycenae, are Turnus' ancestors.