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Acrisius, upon being informed by the oracle of his fate. Scene from "Mythweb's Perseus, the Movie".

Acrisius (a-KRISS-ee-us). King of Argos and brother of King Proetus of Tiryns. Acrisius was warned by an oracle that he would be killed in time by a son born to his daughter Danae. So he promptly locked her up in a tower and threw away the key. But the god Zeus got in, disguised as a shower of gold, and became the father of Perseus.