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In the Clash of the Titans Perseus the protagonist is an epic hero Perseus is to be married to Andromeda During their wedding ceremony her mother foolishly says that Andromedas beauty is greater than Aphrodite the goddess of love and beauty Furious at this mortal and her people Aphrodite says through the head of her statue that Andromeda is to be sacrificed to the Crakin in thirty days Because Perseus loves Andromeda he decides to find a way to kill the prodigious creature that will come in less than a month In his quest Perseus shows that he is an epic hero by displaying bravery showing intelligence and being worthy of receiving help from the gods The first aspect of Perseus self that makes him an epic hero is his valor It does so in Perseus fight with the freak Callibus Callibus the recently deformed man is bigger and stronger than any normal man The theater master tells the protagonist that no man has fought with him and lived Callibus has Andromeda and the rest of the city under a spell and Perseus makes it his business to release them from it He defeats the monster and takes his hand Doing so Perseus makes clear his courage Truly it is a scary and risky thing to fight a monster such as the one in the story Any normal man would cringe at the though and promptly back away Unlike a mare commoner the epic hero Perseus goes into battle with his sward high This displays an enormous amount of courage Such bravery can only be classified as epic But Medusa puts Perseuss courage to an even greater test Any man having only a glimpse of this snake-woman will turn to stone Because of this and Medusas bow and arrow men fear to enter the cave where she dwells In the story Perseus requires the head of the creature to stone the Crakin and save his
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