E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Daughter of Cepheus (2 syl.) and Cassiopeia. Her mother boasted that the beauty of Andromda surpassed that of the Nereids; so the Nereids induced Neptune to send a sea-monster on the country, and an oracle declared that Andromeda must be given up to it. She was accordingly chained to a rock, but was delivered by Perseus (2 syl.). After death she was placed among the stars. (See ANGELICA..)