Perseus Mirfak (ペルセウス座のミルファク, Peruseusu no Mirufaku) is the Silver Saint of the Perseus constellation that appears in Saint Seiya Omega. Mirfak can use the element of Earth.
Mirfak is the guardian of the Water Ruins, located in a waterfall known as the Dragon's Peak , near the Five Old Peaks, and is the succesor to Perseus Algol as the owner of the Perseus Cloth and the Medusa Shield. When Dragon Ryūhō went there to try to destroy the device that Mars used to absorb the Water Cosmo, he was attacked by Mirfak. Mirfak had the upper hand as his earth Cosmo had an elemental advantage over Ryuho’s water Cosmo. Mirfak uses the Medusa shield to turn Pegasus Kōga, Aquila Yuna, and Wolf Haruto to stone when they come to help Ryuho. However, Ryuho employed strategy, consistently attacking the same point on Mirfak’s shield until he created a weak point that he was able to exploit with his technique Rozan Shō Ryū Ha, shattering the Medusa shield and restoring his friends.
Plot (New Cloth-Hen)
Mirfak survives his defeat, and later returns to the Sanctuary and is shown to be one of Athena's Silver Saints during the war against Pallas. Later, Mirfak is seen as part of Palestra's defense forces, alongside Hound Miguel, when the Saints prepared to protect refugees from villages attacked by the Pallasite.
Perseus is a constellation in the northern sky, named after the Greek hero Perseus. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and remains one of the 88 modern constellations defined by the International Astronomical Union. It contains the famous variable star Algol (β Per), and is also the location of the radiant of the annual Perseids meteor shower.
Origin of the Name
- His name comes from Mirfak, the proper name of Alpha Persei, one of stars in constellation Perseus. Mirfak is derived from the Arabic مرفق mirfaq meaning "'elbow".
- One of his technique Ra's Al Ghûl Gorgonio comes from Arabic word ra's al ghûl (رأس الغول) and gorgó (γοργώ). Ra's al ghûl is meaning head of the ogre which was become the name Algol the proper name of Beta Persei. Gorgó is literally meaning dreadfull which was become the name Gorgon, a terrifying female creature in Greek mythology and represented by Algol.
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