Golden Fleece

Golden Fleece

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  • Sacrifice 
  • Missing Family Member
  • Doves
  • Ion wanted her son to inherit the kingdom, so she persuaded everyone to sacrifice Phrixus after she ruins all of the crops. However, he and his sister are saved by the golden ram right before the sacrifice. "When the boy had been taken to the altar a wondrous ram, with a fleece of pure gold, snatched him and his sister up and bore them away through the air.Hermes had sent him in answer to their mother's prayer." (Hamilton 123).
  • Bloody Battle
  • Phrixus had a uncle that he didn't know about. "Phrixus had an uncle who was by rights a king in Greece, but had a kingdom taken away from him by his nephew, a man named Pelias." (Hamilton 124)
  • Foreign
  • If they wanted to get past the clashing rocks they needed to find a dove which they did stating "The way to pass between them, he said, was to first make a trial with a dove." (Hamilton 127).
  • A battle erupted with the Amazons. "The hero's would gladly have halted and closed in battle with them, and it would of been a battle without bloodshed, for the Amazons were not gentle foes." (Hamilton 128)
  • Foreign people were coming and the king AEetus and Greeks disliked the concept because they don't like foreigners in general. "A great anger filled King AEetus' heart as he listened. He did not like foreigners, anyone than the Greeks did; he wanted to keep them away from this county." (Hamilton 129)
  • A trial is proceeding with the monsters and someone is bound to die. "I will make the trial monstrous though it is, even if it is my doom to die." (Hamilton 129)
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