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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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Melbourne, May 19 (ANI): Australian researchers have found that unique, free-swimming octopuses called argonauts, use their stunning white shells to remain neutrally buoyant beneath the sea surface.
This allows argonauts to remain neutrally buoyant at depths of up to 10 metres, with the volume of air in their shells exactly compensating for their weight, they researchers say.
Finn took three female argonauts captured by Japanese fishermen scuba diving in Okidomari Harbour on the western coast of Honshu, and released them at depths of 2-7 metres.
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the "Corporation") announces that it has entered into a Letter of Intent with the majority shareholders (the "Vendors") of Argonauts Development Ltd.
As Secretary of the HMS Argonaut Association, I am concerned at our diminishing numbers, mainly caused by the deaths of so many of those men who served on the cruiser Argonaut from 1942.
As those who served during the 1939-45 war are now in their late seventies or eighties, this is inevitable but a new frigate, HMS Argonaut was commissioned in 1967 and was in commission until 1993, despite being badly damaged during the Falklands War.
Argonaut between the years 1942 and 1993 is invited to join the Argonaut Association.