The Banquet

That night Perseus regaled one and all with tales of his prowess, until suddenly there was a commotion at the door. It turned out to be Andromeda's uncle Phineus who, as King Cepheus had omitted to mention, had been promised her hand in marriage. Phineus had brought along a number of allies who supported his prior claim to the princess. Challanges and taunts were exchanged, and then the banquet erupted in bloody warfare. Eventually Perseus was so worn out with hacking and hewing that he resorted to his secret weapon.