Etymology: from the Ancient Greek (Perseos) and (Perseus).
- (greekmyth) The mythological Greek warrior who slew the Gorgon Medusa by decapitate, decapitating her. He married Andromeda after rescuing her from Ceto and founded Mycenae. He was the son of Jupiter and Danae.
- (constellation) An autumn constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the mythical hero. It includes the stars Algenib and Algol.
- The last Antigonid king of Macedonia, Perseus of Macedon.
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