andromeda and the sea monster

RFA Constellation Series: Perseus / Yoosung★

Perseus slew Medusa in her sleep, and Pegasus and Chrysaor appeared from her body. Perseus continued to the realm of Cepheus whose daughter Andromeda was to be sacrificed to Cetus the sea monster.Perseus rescued Andromeda from the monster by killing it with his diamond sword. He turned Polydectes and his followers to stone with Medusa’s head and appointed Dictys the fisherman king. Perseus and Andromeda married and had six children. In the sky, Perseus lies near the constellations Andromeda, Cepheus, Cassiopeia, Cetus, and Pegasus.

constellations: andromeda

After consulting an oracle, the king and queen chained Andromeda to a rock, in order to be sacrificed to the monster. However, the hero Perseus was nearby and heard of the imminent death of Andromeda; when the monster emerged from the sea, he managed to kill it, either by slaying it with a knife, or by exposing it to Medusa’s head and turning it into stone. Thus, Andromeda was saved.

A Suitable Mate - Blue Beetle x Reader - Part Four

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Requested by Anon -  “a suitable mate” part 4 where “it” finally happens.


Jaime and you laid on a mesa far from the reaches of El Paso, gazing at the stars. Your head rested on his shoulder with Jaime’s arm around you, tucking you against his side. Jaime had planned this outing for weeks, knowing you loved to look at the stars. 

“There is Andromeda,” you said, pointing to the constellation in the sky. You were looking at the stars, while Jaime kept his gaze on your beautiful hand. A blush burned to his cheeks as the urge to reach out to touch your skin grew. 

‘Your hormone levels are rising, Jaime Reyes.’ 

Biting his lip, Jaime tried to focus on what you were saying. You didn’t notice Jaime’s distraction. “Andromeda was sacrificed to a sea monster by her father. She was rescued by the hero, Perseus, who married her.” You pointed to a constellation next to Andromeda. “That one is Perseus.”

“Uh-huh,” Jaime mumbled distractedly, falling back into a trance by your beautiful arm.  You dropped your arm onto his chest, rubbing gentle circles into his skin. Jaime’s heart started beating rapidly.

‘The increase in your heart rate suggests you are ready to copulate.’

Jaime choked at Scarab’s words in his head. His face burned once again when you lifted your head to look at him curiously.

“You okay, Jaime?” you asked, raising an eyebrow at him. Jaime shifted uncomfortable before taking a deep breath.

“I’m good, I’m just interested in your story,” Jaime answered hurriedly, clearing his throat when you narrowed your eyes in disbelief. 

 ‘An effort to improve your skills in deception is mandatory, Jaime Reyes. You mate saw through your lie.’   

You smiled at Jaime’s discomfort, moving your face to be only a inch away from his. Jaime’s breath stuttered at your closeness. He loved how you could make him as excited as he was the first time he kissed you. “You know, you’re my Perseus.” 

“You’re my Andromeda,” Jaime whispered as he closed the gap between your lips. The kiss started out innocent, but soon became more heated. You crawled on top of Jaime as he worked to take your shirt off. Soon, you were only in your underwear, and Jaime was only in his boxers. It would have went further if Scarab hadn’t sounded in Jaime’s head. 

‘Your mate is ready for impregnation, Jaime Reyes.’

Jaime jumped away from you, quickly standing up. He ran his hands through his hair in frustration. “Jaime, what’s wrong?” you asked, standing up after him. You wrapped yourself in one of the spare blankets lying nearby. 

“I just…,” he began before taking a deep breath. “I can’t do this.” Your face fell a little, breaking his heart.

“I understand if you don’t want to ‘do it’ with me,” you said, slowly sinking to the ground. You buried your face into your knees.

A look of horror crossed Jaime’s face as he knelt down next to you. “No, no, I want to ‘do it’ with you. You’re literally the most beautiful person I have ever met, but I can’t because of Scarab.” 

“What does Scarab have to do with it?” you asked, tilting your head to the side as Jaime stood up to show you Scarab.

“Remember how I told you that Scarab talks to me,” Jaime explained, throwing his thumb at Scarab. You nodded in understanding as Jaime continued. “Well, Scarab keeps talking about how you are my mate and that we should…”

‘Informing your mate will not help you prevent the production of your offspring.’ 

Jaime ignored him, blushing madly as he spoke his next words. “…have kids.” Your eyes grew wide in shock before you started to laugh. Jaime thought you lost your mind.

“You mean all this time, he’s been telling you to… and that’s why we haven’t gone all the way before,” you giggled, standing up to give Jaime a hug. Your laughter was contagious making Jaime chuckle along with you. 

‘This laughter does not assist the mating process, Jaime Reyes.’

Once you both calmed down, you placed your hands on Jaime’s cheeks forcing him to meet your eye. “You know I am on the pill, and I know for certain you carry other protection.”

“I know, but Scarab can bypass it all,” Jaime insisted. You quirked your eyebrow at him.

“Really?”

‘Yes, I can.’

“Yes, he can,” Jaime spoke out loud, gesturing towards Scarab with the nod of his head. “He just confirmed.”

You sighed before motioning Jaime to turn around. “Let me talk to him.”

“What?”

‘What?’

“Let me talk to him, I think I can explain it to him,” you suggested, grabbing Jaime’s shoulders to turn him around.  You gently rubbed Scarab with your finger. A purring sound filled Jaime’s head. 

The talk went on for several minutes, mostly with you explaining how having a child at this time would be hard, and how it was important to wait until both you and Jaime were ready to be the best parents you could be. Jaime interjected once and a while when Scarab had something to say. You kept rubbing Scarab throughout the conversation, which almost gave Jaime a headache from Scarab’s purring. 

“Do you understand now?” you asked softly, tapping Scarab to make sure he knew you wanted him to answer. 

‘Yes, it is understandable to wait for your offspring. Your mate is exceptional, Jaime Reyes.’

“He understands,” Jaime confirmed before turning around to take you in his arms. You giggled as he pulled you close. “He also says you’re exceptional.”

“Aww, I love you too, Scarab,” you replied. Scarab’s purring increased at your words, though Jaime realized he could get used to it. Jaime lowered his face to yours. 

“Can we start again? I don’t think I can wait any longer,” Jaime whispered in your ear before capturing your lips in his. You kissed him back with just as much eagerness. 

“Finally,” you breathed into his ear when Jaime’s lips lowered to your neck. He lifted you before laying you down on the blanket you used for stargazing. You both fell into utter bliss.


Hours later, Jaime woke to the rising sun with you snuggled into his side. You had the most content look on your face, making Jaime smile. The blanket covering you both was able to keep you both warm throughout the night. Of course, it was not like you needed too much help with that.

‘Your mate is not carrying your offspring, Jaime Reyes.’

“Thank you, Scarab,” Jaime whispered softly to avoid waking you. 

‘However, once you are both “ready for parenthood” as your mate explained, I will not hesitate to insure the production of your offspring.’ 

Jaime rolled his eyes before burying his face into your hair. He wondered if Scarab would bother to tell him when he thought you both were “ready”, or if he was just going to surprise both of you someday. Shaking his head, Jaime fell back to sleep, content with the fact that you both finally “copulated”.

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Members of the Black family and their history seem to have made a tradition of naming their children after stars and constellations.

Bellatrix is the third brightest star in the constellation Orion. It’s name is Latin for “female warrior”. It was also called the Amazon Star, which came from a loose translation of the Arabic name Al Najīd, the Conqueror.

Named after a character from Greek mythology, Andromeda was a princess who was chained to a rock to be sacrificed to a sea monster, as divine punishment. Andromeda is a northern constellation that contains the Andromeda Galaxy. 

Perseus of Macedon in the character of Perseus the Mythological Hero, 323-31 BC

This is a Hellenistic engraved sealstone of lapiz lazuli. Perseus of Macedon is shown here wearing the winged helmet of the hero Perseus with a crest in the form of a cock’s head. The magical curved sword of Perseus is shown behind his neck.

Perseus of Macedon was the last king of the Antigonid dynasty, who ruled the successor state in Macedon created upon the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC. He also has the distinction of being the last of the line, after losing the Battle of Pydna on 22 June 168 BC; subsequently Macedon came under Roman rule.

The mythological Perseus was the first hero and the founder of Mycenae. His exploits in defeating various archaic monsters provided the founding myths of the Twelve Olympians. He was the son of the mortal Danaë and the god Zeus and was also the great grandfather of Heracles, also a son of Zeus. Perseus beheaded the Gorgon Medusa and saved Andromeda from the sea monster Cetus (Ketos).

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M Y T H O L O G Y  M E M E : greek mythology [4/?] Andromeda

Andromeda was the beautiful daughter of King Cepheus and Queen Cassiope of Ethiopia and wife of Perseus. Cassiope offended the nereids by boasting that Andromeda was more beautiful than them, so in revenge Poseidon sent a sea monster to devastate Cepheus’ kingdom. Since only Andromeda’s sacrifice would appease the gods, she was chained to a rock and left to be devoured by the monster. Perseus flew by on the winged horse Pegasus, fell in love with Andromeda and asked Cepheus for her hand. Cepheus agreed and Perseus slew the monster. At their marriage feast, however, Andromeda’s uncle, Phineus, to whom she had originally been promised, tried to claim her. Perseus turned him to stone with Medusa’s head.