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Prophecy Max DeLap Prophecies play a major part in Greek mythology They are the indirect cause of many of the heroes journeys and play a part in every myth The oracle always prophesizes how the subject will die and then they go to so much trouble trying to prevent the prophecy from being fulfilled that they bring it about themselves Jason Perseus and Zeus were all destined to kill a certain person and they were all almost stopped but with help from the gods they carried out the prophecy Jasons father was the king but his throne was usurped by his uncle Pelias Jason was determined to take back his kingdom His uncle had been warned that he would be overthrown by a one-sandaled stranger and Jason lost a sandal when he was carrying Hera across a river When he arrived King Pelias did not want to just give up his power and when he saw Jasons single sandal he tried to put him in the position of being killed by sending him to bring back the Golden Fleece He completed his task and when he returned he tricked Pelias daughters into killing him and Jason fulfilled the prophecy that he would bring about the demise of king Pelias King Acrisius had a daughter named Danea He learned from the oracle of Apollo that he was going to be killed by Daneas son To prevent this he locked her in a dungeon where no one would find her but Zeus came to her and she had a son named Perseus Perseus led an interesting life and compulsively promised Polydectys Medusas head he completed the task and used the head to turn Polydectys into stone On his way home he entered an archery contest and his arrow went into the crowd coincidentally killing his grandfather Acrisius Cronos was told that one of the titans would eventually overthrow him and to prevent it he
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