Persus battling Keto
20cm(H) x 29cm(W) x 15cm(D)
Persus battling Keto is bronze coated and priced at $185.00
Keto (also spelled Ketos, Ceto, or Cetus) is one of the most powerful ocean beings in Greek mythology. The Queen of Äthiopia, Cassiopeia, once said she would be more beautiful than the Nereids. Angry because of this, Poseidon sent Keto to cause trouble in Äthiopia. To calm Keto it was decided to sacrifice Cassiopeia's daughter Andromeda. She was chained to rocks and had to see as Keto came closer. Before the monster struck, Perseus appeared at the cliff and fell in love with Andromeda with one look. Andromeda told him that she had begged her fiancé to rescue her, but cowardly he left. Perseus killed Keto and brought Andromeda to safety. Promptly he asked Andromeda's parents for her hand. Her parents promised him not only Andromeda, but the whole kingdom for they were grateful for the life of their daughter.
There are a few different versions of the way Perseus killed Keto. In one version he showed Keto the head of Medusa, so that Keto turned into stone.