Jason, celebrated leader of the Argonauts, was the son of Aeson, whose kingdom was usurped by his half-brother Pelias. When Jason had grown up, he demanded the kingdom, which Pelias promised to surrender to him provided he brought back the Golden Fleece. It was in the possession of king Aeëtes in Colchis and guarded by an ever-watchful dragon. Jason set sail in the ship Argo. With the help of Aeëtes' daughter Medea, whom he later married, Jason accomplished

The Fleecing of Aeëtes

Jason the Argonaut
Sailed off to Colchis in
Search of the Fleece;
Thanks to Medea, a
Charm worked its magic; they
Sailed back to Greece.

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