Gorgophone was the daughter of Perseus and Andromeda, thus sister of PersesAlcaeusHeleusMestorSthenelus, ElectryonCynurus and Autochthe. She was the queen of Messenia and Sparta. Her name means "Gorgon Slayer", a tribute to her father Perseus who killed Medusa, the mortal Gorgon. She married Perieres of Messenia, and had sons AphareusLeucippusTyndareusIcarius and possibly Pisus. After the death of her first husband, Gorgophone took Oebalus of Laconia as her second spouse and had a daughter, Arene, and possibly Tyndareus.

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