Clash of the Titans
Uploaded by biblegirl22 on Nov 13, 2005
The King of Argos, Acrisius, has his daughter, Danae, and her baby, Perseus, sealed in a wooden vessel and cast into the sea. Zeus is outraged and orders Poseidon to release the Kraken. Meanwhile Thetis informs the gods that Zeus is Persus’s father. The Kraken causes tidal waves that destroy Argos.
At the same time, Zeus has Danae and her baby land safely at Seraphos, where Perseus grows to manhood. Zeus brags about his son, while Thetis begs mercy for her own child, Calibos, whom Zeus inflicted with a deformity in punishment for his crimes. Calibos’s fate of his proposed marriage to the Princess Andromeda of Joppa is called off. Zeus rejects Thetis’s plea for mercy on Calibos. In revenge, Thetis takes Perseus from his island and casts him into Phoenicia.
Perseus awakes in an amphitheatre, where he meets poet and playwright, Ammon. Worried about Perseus’s fate, Zeus orders the goddesses Athena, Aphrodite, and Hera to provide him with a helmet, sword, and shield. When Perseus finds these magical gifts, Zeus appears to him in the shield, telling him he must find and fulfill his destiny. Perseus travels to the city of Joppa, where a man is being burnt at the stake. A soldier explains that a curse has been placed on the city since the betrothal of Calibos and Andromeda was broken off. Any man may for Andromeda’ hand in marriage, but to gain it, he must answer a riddle; if he fails, he dies.
That night, Perseus uses his helmet, which makes him invisible, and enters the palace to find Andromeda sleeping in her room. As he gazes at Andromeda, Perseus is immediately love-struck by her beauty. At that moment, a giant vulture carrying a golden cage lands on the balcony. As Perseus watches, Andromeda’s spirit leaves her body and enters the cage. The vulture flies away with it.
Perseus tells Ammon about his adventure in Joppa. Ammon tells him there is only one way he could follow the vulture : Pegasus. The two men hide by a pond where Pegasus comes to drink. Perseus captures the horse, mounting it and eventually taming it. The next time the vulture carries away Andromeda’s spirit, Perseus follows to swamplands of Calibos. There, invisible, Perseus sees the Calibos begging for Andromeda’s love. When she rejects him, Calibos forces her to learn a new riddle for her next suitor. As Andromeda’s spirit...