It's been a long time since I looked at the Perseus myth, and became confused debating with a child who asserted Perseus was the the son of Poseidon. This led me to read the Percy Jackson series, which also initially confused me because I was sure Perseus is the son of Zeus. But, then I started thinking about it, and wondered: Is it supportable to consider Perseus a son of Poseidon?
Not explicitly per the ancient canon, but rather reimagined in a modern retelling.
- What aspects of the Perseus myth support modern retelling as a son of Poseidon?
What elements of the ancient canon could have led Rick Riordan to reimagine Perseus in this manner?