Pelias


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Pelias

(pē`lēăs), in Greek mythology, usurper of the throne of Iolcus. He was the son of Tyro and Poseidon and the twin brother of Neleus. After his birth his mother married Cretheus, king of Iolcus, and gave birth to Aeson. After Cretheus' death Pelias seized power, killed (or imprisoned) Aeson, and exiled Neleus. Later MedeaMedea
, in Greek mythology, princess of Colchis, skilled in magic and sorcery. She fell in love with Jason and helped him, against the will of her father, Aeëtes, to obtain the Golden Fleece.
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, hoping to restore 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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 as rightful successor to the throne, tricked the daughters of Pelias into murdering him.
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I have heard of Chiron the schoolmaster," replied King Pelias, "and how that there is an immense deal of learning and wisdom in his head, although it happens to be set on a horse's body.
Now King Pelias meant cunningly to entrap the young man, and to make him say something that should be the cause of mischief and distraction to himself.
When Jason saw the malice and wickedness which King Pelias could not prevent from gleaming out of his eyes, he probably guessed that the king had discovered what he came for, and that he intended to turn his own words against himself.
The eyes of King Pelias sparkled with joy, therefore, when he heard Jason's reply.
But if I return to Iolchos with the prize, then, King Pelias, you must hasten down from your lofty throne, and give me your crown and sceptre.
Thus triumphantly did the Argo sail out of the harbor, amidst the huzzas and good wishes of everybody except the wicked old Pelias, who stood on a promontory, scowling at her, and wishing that he could blow out of his lungs the tempest of wrath that was in his heart, and so sink the galley with all on board.
The king was a stern and cruel looking potentate; and though he put on as polite and hospitable an expression as he could, Jason did not like his face a whit better than that of the wicked King Pelias, who dethroned his father.
King Pelias, who sits on my father's throne (to which he has no more right than to the one on which your excellent majesty is now seated), has engaged to come down from it, and to give me his crown and sceptre, provided I bring him the Golden Fleece.
His many accomplishments include modifying the antiquated O-12 submarine into the privately released "Nautilus", pioneering the development of the McCann Submarine Rescue Chamber, serving aboard the sub tender Pelias, directing firepower against Japanese aircraft attacking Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and serving in the first ever submarine to navigate under polar ice in 1947.
63) Mary Z Pelias, "Duty to Disclose in Medical Genetics: A Legal Perspective" (1991) 39:3 American Journal of Medical Genetics 347 at 351.
Twenty years later, Jason/Todd Armstrong saves King Pelias from drowning and tells him of his plan to procure the Golden Fleece.
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