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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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, 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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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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those accompanying Jason to fetch Golden Fleece. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 26]
sailed with Jason in search of Golden Fleece. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 36]
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