Classical Mythology

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Monday November 19 2007 Jason was the son of Aeson. Alcmide sent her son Jason to a centaur, Chiron, for education purposes, fearing that Pelias would kill him. Pelias sent Jason to get the Golden Fleece, thinking it would be impossible. -- Jason gathered a group and a ship called the Argo and they called themselves the Argonauts. The Argonauts stepped off on the isle of Lemnos, where the women there killed every male inhabitant. -- Jason had twins with the queen and the other Argonauts had children with many of the women as well, introducing males to the population there. -- The only one to resist it was Herakles, who was disgusted by it, which was unusual since he always slept around. When the Argonauts reached mysia, they sent men for water, among them Hylas. The nymphs were attracted by his good looks and took him. Jason arrived in Colchis and King Aeetus promised to give him the Golden Fleece if he performed three tasks. Eros struck him with love for Medea when he became
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Unformatted text preview: discouraged by the tasks and Medea helped him. -- He had to plow a field of fire-breathing oxen that he had to yoke. -- Then he had to sow the teeth of dragon in the ploughed field. -- Third, he had to fight and kill the sleepless dragon that guarded the fleece. The Argo arrived at the island of Crete, guarded by the bronze man, Talus. He had one blood vessel bound shut by a bronze nail, and Medea cast a spell on him and removed it, causing him to bleed to death. Medea used sorcery on Pelias daughters that their father could get younger by chopping him to pieces in his sleep and boiling the pieces with magical herbs. The couple set out to Corinth after the death of Pelias. -- Jason fell in love with Creons daughter Creusa and married her. -- Medea, angry at this, gave her a cursed dress that would burn her and Creon burned as well trying to save his daughter....
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