Many stories are associated with
Andromeda, the daughter
of Cassiopeia and
Cepheus. When Cassiopeia boasted that her beauty
exceeded that of the sea nymphs, the slighted beauties asked Poseidon, god
of the sea, to punish the bragger. So Poseidon sent the sea monster, Cetus, to ravage the city of
Cepheus. When Cepheus consulted an oracle for
advice the oracle informed him that only the sacrifice of Andromeda to the
sea monster would please the gods. She was tied to a rock by the sea, but
her fate didn't go to plan because of the arrival of Perseus who flashed
the head of Medusa, which turned Cetus to stone.
Hemisphere south of Cassiopeia and west of Perseus.
is 2.2 million light years away.