A Chapter by Gregory Stires

this poem is about the constellation of the chained princess Andromeda.



A princess

Chained to boulder facing the sea,

Suffering the consequence of her mother’s vanity,

To stop the monster of the sea

Andromeda was to be sacrificed,

Awaiting her terrible fate the chained lady looks out to sea,

There comes the gorgon slayer Perseus

Riding the sky with the sandals of Hermes carrying the bounty of his quest,

Upon looking at the chained lady

Love bloomed inside the hero’s chest,

With Medusa head in his hand the leviathan is slayed,

For saving their kingdom and daughter from a terrible fate

Perseus requests for the chained princess's hand in marriage

To which they agree and two lovers are now joined,

Andromeda now placed among the stars

With her lover and family

Is free and no longer shackled to the mortal plane,

Princess Andromeda is now an immortal


That will forever shine bright

Illuminating the night sky.

By Gregory David Stires

© 2016 Gregory Stires

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Added on February 12, 2016
Last Updated on July 12, 2016
Tags: Andromeda, greek myth, perseus, constellation.mythological figur