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Jason and the Argonauts

Resources for the legend of the hero Jason and his trusty band of followers known as the Argonauts.
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All About the Argonauts
Read modern re-tellings of the story of the quest for the Golden Fleece, about the Argonauts, and about the main figures, Jason and Medea.

The Story of Hylas From the Argonautica
The young Hylas joined the Argonauts as a companion of Hercules, but the great hero wasn't the only one who fancied the youth.

Who Were the Argonauts?
A quick look at the identity of the Argonauts.

Argonautica Introduction
The introduction to an etext of a public domain translation of the Argonautica of Apollonius of Rhodes.

Brief entry on the Dioscuri -- Castor and Pollux -- who were Argonauts.

Golden Fleece - Jason and the Argonauts
Jason set off with set Argonauts after King Pelias instructed Jason to bring him the ram skin known as the Golden Fleece.

Jason - The Argonaut Leader Jason
The Greek hero Jason is known primarily as the leader of the Argonauts. It was Jason and the Argonauts who set off on a series of adventures in their overall quest for the Golden Fleece.

Jason - What You Need to Know About the Greek Hero Jason
Jason is the legendary hero best known for his leadership of the Argonauts in the quest for the golden fleece and for his wife Medea of Colchis.

Jason's Angels
Jason makes a good story with normal heroic trappings like a kindly centaur Cheiron to tutor him, loving parents who only pretend to kill him at birth in accordance with the king's orders, a long, colorful journey, a few pretty women, and a throne to fight for. However, in this revisionist view, Jason lacks desirable character traits.

Pictures of Medea of Colchis and her husband Jason.

Lesser Share, The
Poseidon and his possible relationship to Jason.

Medea by Euripides
About the Greek tragedy Medea by Euripides, with an especial look at the most arresting aspects of Medea.

Euripides' Medea Summary
A summary of the character of Medea in the Medea tragedy by Euripides.

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