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Andromeda the Martyr

LoreEdit

Even the heavy chains that bind her cannot compare to the weight of sadness she feels at being sacrificed to a monster due to the foolish arrogance of her brethren and people. Pitiful though she may be, Andromeda accepts her fate dutifully as a princess.

AcquisitionEdit

Added on August 27, 2012 as part of Divine Retribution card pack.

Name OriginEdit

In Greek mythology, Andromeda is the princess and daughter of Cepheus, an Aethiopian king, and Cassiopeia. Due to her mother's incessant bragging that Andromeda is more beautiful than the Nereids (sea nymphs), she was chained to a rock to be sacrificed to a sea monster as divine punishment by Poseidon. She was, however, saved by Perseus and they married. By Euripides, after Andromeda's death, the goddess Athena placed her among the constellations in the northern sky, near Perseus and Cassiopeia; the constellation Andromeda which contains the Andromeda Galaxy, so known since antiquity, is named after her.

Her name is Latinized from the Greek Ἀνδρομέδα (Androméda) or Ἀνδρομέδη (Andromédē) "ruler of man", from ἀνήρ, ἀνδρός (anēr, andrós) meaning "man", and medon meaning "ruler".

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