Legend has it that Perseus, who was the son of Zeus and Danae, slew Medusa and rescued the chained maiden, Andromeda.
The bright star in Perseus is Mirfak (The Elbow).

Notable Features
NGC 869 and NGC 884 - Two open clusters collectively known as Double Cluster
M34 or NGC 1039 - An open star cluster
NGC 1499 - The California Nebula