Perseus rendered his name immortal by his conquest of Medusa.The conqueror placed Medusa's head on the shield of Athena which he had used in his expedition. The head still retained the same petrifying power as before, as it was fatally known in the court of Cepheus
Perseus and the head of Medusa in a Roman fresco at Stabiae
and Medusa. Pompeiian wall painting, ca. AD 50 - 79. Perseus, carrying
head of Medusa, liberates Andromeda; dead sea monster at left.