Jason and the Argonauts

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Jason and the Argonauts Nephele goes back to the clouds Athamus marries again, evil step-mother wants to kill her step-son o She tells the women of the area a good way to make the grain grow better is to bake the seed first (actually causes a famine) o Go to the oracle, step-mother intercepts runner and persuades him to change his message and he tells people that the oracle said that Phrixus must die o Nephele sends a flying golden ram to save her children Hele falls off into the ocean and drowns Phrixus ends up in Colchis, ruled by Aeetes whose daughter is Medea o Ram is sacrificed, and the fleece is hung in a grove and guarded by a serpent that never sleeps Kingdom of Iolchus King Pelias – not the rightful king, the oracle told him that he will be killed by someone from the rightful family and to beware of a man with one sandal Rightful king’s son: Jason, family has hidden him o He decides to claim the throne o Goes to Iolchus during a Festival of the Gods where all the gods are celebrated…except Hera o Hera = furious o Hera disguises herself as an old woman and meets Jason on the road to Iolchus and asks him to help her He stops and helps her, in the process looses one sandal o Arrives at Pelias’ home
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course CLT 3370 taught by Professor Eaverly during the Fall '06 term at University of Florida.

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