Absyrtus


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Absyrtus

hacked to death; body pieces strewn about. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 3]
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The theme of dead children is taken up by Katherine Heavey in her discussion of '"An infant of the House of York': Medea and Absyrtus in Shakespeare's First Tetralogy." Heavey shows that Shakespeare draws on the classical Greek myth of Medea in the 2 Henry VI, and argues that Medea's murder of her baby brother haunts the remainder of the first tetralogy.
According to a Greek myth, the islands were born out of the severed body of Absyrtus (or Apsyrtus) scattered into the sea by his sister Medea.
(10) According to another version of the myth, Medea trapped and murdered Absyrtus (Apsyrtus) on one of the Illyrian islands henceforth called Absyrtides (Graves, 603-6).
In addition to the three authors, the preface acknowledges the researcher Stefanie Head, who compiled 'a "Myth Master Index" that covered 75 closely-spaced pages from Absyrtus to Zodiac' (p.
In the case of Europa, the "remythologizing" of the legend is contained in Absyrtus's exhortation to his Colchian troops as they pursue the Argonauts in the final book of the poem:
Finally, in the eighth book, the Minyae try to persuade Jason to hand Medea back to her brother, Absyrtus, since Mopsus was prophesying that the strife between Europe (i.e.
Her escape with Jason and their eventual arrival at Iolchus (book 4) include the murder of Medea's brother Absyrtus and the necessary expiation on Circe's island, Aeaea.