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Polydectes  (pol-i-DEK-teez)

King of Seriphos who sent Perseus after Medusa's head. Polydectes had amorous intentions toward Perseus's mother, which the hero hoped to thwart by engaging in the quest. When he succeeded and returned to Seriphos with Medusa's head, he used it to turn Polydectes to stone.
Perseus accuses Polydectes of amorous intentions towards his mother. (zoom)