It started off with the saying that Athamas, the king, got tired of his wife and married Princess Ino. It was said that Nephele, the former, was afraid that Ino would plan one of her children's deaths. Her son was supposed to be sacrificed, but a golden-fleeced ram picked him and his sister up and ran off. Unfortunately, the girl (Helle) fell into a river, but the boy made it safely to a kingdom
He reached a kingdom, Colchis, along the way and gladly, the king cared for him and finally, married him to his daughter. In return, the boy gave him the fleece and the ram was sacrificed
Phrixus had an uncle who was a king in Greece had had his kingdom taken away by another nephew named Pelias. The man who had to step down also had a son, Jason, who was secretly trained to soon take down Pelias. When Jason went up to him, answered the obvious question calling himself a cousin named Jason, which as known, was true. Pelias told him that if he brought the golden fleece to him, he would rightfully return the land.
Phrixus, the boy
The uncle's other nephew
Many warriors joined him and formed the Argonauts who set off on the journey. After days of stopping at islands and kingdoms like Lemnos, an all women island where Hercules was lost, the land of Harpies, Zeus' hounds and the Sympheglades, the wind luckily pulled the away from the land of the Amazons. Soon, they had reached Colchis, the land of the Golden Fleece. The king, of course, was informed of their arrival. Hera, afraid for the crew, had asked for Aphrodite to help them, she in turn made cupid go and get the king's daughter to fall in love with Jason.
King Aeëtes of Colchis put anyone of the Argonauts to a trial to see if they could match up o his strength, only then would he return the Fleece. Jason volunteered to the task and started off yoking bulls. With the help of Medea's words, he was able to complete the tasks, to Aeëtes' bitterness.
Aeëtes finally allowed Jason to retrieve the fleece. But that night, Jason was about to be ambushed by other Colchian warriors. Fortunately, Medea had warned him and he killed the leader, Asprytus, before he could notice. The army retreated because they were nothing without a leader.
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