In Search of Myths & Heroes . Jason & the Argonauts | PBSTheir name comes from their ship, Argo , named after its builder, Argus. They were sometimes called Minyans , after a prehistoric tribe in the area. After the death of King Cretheus , the Aeolian Pelias usurped the throne from his half-brother Aeson and became king of Iolcus in Thessaly near the modern city of Volos. Because of this unlawful act, an oracle warned him that a descendant of Aeolus would seek revenge. Pelias put to death every prominent descendant of Aeolus he could, but spared Aeson because of the pleas of their mother Tyro. Instead, Pelias kept Aeson prisoner and forced him to renounce his inheritance. Aeson married Alcimede , who bore him a son named Jason.
The Quest of the Golden Fleece Summary
Hamiltons account of the Golden Fleece comes from Apollonius of Rhodes, a Greek poet from about b. Athamas, a king, gets tired of his first wife, Nephele, and marries a second, Ino. Ino wants Nepheles son, Phrixus, out of the way so her own son can inherit the throne. Hermes sends a flying golden ram to rescue Phrixus and his sister, Helle, who falls off the ram and dies. Phrixus safely reaches the land of Colchis, where he sacrifices the ram to Zeus and gives its skinthe Golden Fleeceto Colchiss king, Aetes. Meanwhile, a man named Pelias has usurped the throne of Phrixuss uncle, a Greek king. Jason, the deposed kings son, grows up and returns to reclaim the throne.
The Greek myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece is one of the oldest myths of a hero's quest. It is a classic story of betrayal and vengeance and like many Greek myths has a tragic ending. Jason's mother brings him to Cheiron, a centaur half man, half horse who hides him away and raises him on the Mountain of Pelion. When Jason turns 20, he journeys to see Pelias to reclaim his throne. At a nearby river, Hera the Queen of the Gods approaches him disguised as an old woman. While carrying her across the river he loses a sandal and arrives at court wearing only one.
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