Argonauts


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see JasonJason,
in Greek mythology, son of Aeson. When Pelias usurped the throne of Iolcus and killed (or imprisoned) Aeson and most of his descendants, Jason was smuggled off to the centaur Chiron, who reared him secretly on Mt. Pelion.
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; ArgoArgo
, in Greek mythology, ship in which Jason and the Argonauts sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece. Most legends say that Argus, son of Phrixus, was the builder, with the help of Athena. The Argo included a beam cut from the divine tree of Dodona, which could foretell the future.
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; Golden FleeceGolden Fleece,
in Greek mythology, the magic fleece of the winged ram that saved Phrixus and Helle, the children of Nephele and Athamas, from the jealousy of Ino, Athamas' second wife.
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Argonauts

those accompanying Jason to fetch Golden Fleece. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 26]
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Argonauts

sailed with Jason in search of Golden Fleece. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 36]
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Then the Argonauts sailed onward and met with many other marvelous incidents, any one of which would make a story by itself.
While the Argonauts remained on this island, they saw a small vessel approaching the shore, in which were two young men of princely demeanor, and exceedingly handsome, as young princes generally were, in those days.
When the princes understood whither the Argonauts were going, they offered to turn back, and guide them to Colchis.
You and your nine and forty Argonauts, my bold Jason, are hardly numerous or strong enough to fight with such a host as will spring up.
He could think of nothing better to be done than to summon together his forty-nine brave Argonauts, march at once to the Grove of Mars, slay the dragon, take possession of the Golden Fleece, get on board the Argo, and spread all sail for Iolchos.