Thursday, June 24, 2010

Myths and Legends: Jason Seizes the Golden Fleece

Jason Seizes the Golden Fleece. To find out more about Jason's question for the Golden Fleece, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

Jason sailed in the Argo with his fellow Argonauts on a quest to obtain the Golden Fleece. He finally discovered the fleece in the distant country of Colchis on the shores of the Black Sea (modern Georgia). With the help of Medea, princess of Colchis, Jason was able to seize the Golden Fleece from the serpent who was its guardian. Look closely and you can see Jason and the Fleece, as well as the serpent and Medea on the right.

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