Perseus was an ancient Greek hero.
Perseus (Greek: Περσεύς) was the legendary founder of Mycenae and one of the earliest mythological Greek heroes. He was famous for killing the Gorgon Medusa. He was the son of Zeus and Danae, daughter of the king of Argos. After his exploits, he founded the Perseid dynasty or House of Perseus. The most notable members of the house included Alcmene, Heracles, and Iphicles.