Aeëtes

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Aeëtes

(ē-ē`tēz): 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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After Jason agrees to meet the challenge posed by Aeetes, Medea's mind is compared to a dream in the way it flutters after Jason (446-47).
In Colchis, his final appearance in the poem,(49) there is no indication that he speaks at all; there again only the result--the transfer of the dragon's teeth from Aeetes to Jason--is told.
The king in the second part of the story is not a frightening or vengeful character bent on eliminating or testing the hero or prophet, as are Pelias, Aeetes, or even Jezebel in Elijah's story.
Then Aeetes consented to yield the treasure if Jason would yoke to the plow two wild, fire-breathing bulls and sow a field with dragon's teeth.
Making their way via the Danube, Rhine, and Rhone to the Mediterranean, they reached the island of Aea, where Circe, Aeetes ' sister, purified Jason and Medea of murder.
28-9), since her father Aeetes is Pasiphae's brother (Apollonius of Rhodes, Arg.
In the seventh book, Aeetes bitterly summarises the Argonautic expedition in terms that look forward to the eventual fall of Asia to Greece:
Medea had aided Jason in avoiding the traps laid for him by her father, King Aeetes of Colchis, while regaining the Golden Fleece.
Phrixus reached Colchis at the eastern end of the Black Sea; he gave the ram to King Aeetes, who nailed its fleece to an oak in the grove of Ares, and married Aeetes ' daughter Chalciope, who bore him four sons.
Now to haughty Aeetes and all the Colchians had Medea's love been revealed and her deeds discovered.
In Greek mythology, a sorceress and priestess of Hecate, daughter of the Colchian king Aeetes, and wife of Jason, later of Aegeus.
454-74), (77) while in a reworking of the famous Iliadic teichoscopia, Juno, disguised as Chalciope, leads Medea to the city walls and encourages her to watch Jason as he fights on behalf of Aeetes (6.