The golden fleece

The golden fleece
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  • Phrixus and his sister Helle were to be sacrificed to the gods.
  • their father knew it was to bring back crops and the gods' favor.
  • The siblings were then saved by a golden ram sent by the gods, but Helle sadly fell to her death from the ram as it soared through the skies.
  • Phrixus killed the ram as it had instructed, and gifted its fleece to the king of Colchis.
  • Jason was sent on a journey to retrieve the very golden fleece phrixus had offered to the king of colchis so long ago.  Jason and his argonauts came to the land of Bebryces, of which the king of the land, a son of poseidon, intended to box strangers who came to the land. The king later died in a boxing match with Polydeuces
  • Having finally arrived at Colchis, King Aetes set forth a number of impossible tasks for jason in order to receive the golden fleece he so desired.
  • After several trials, the final being to best a dragon and retrieve the tooth of it, jason planted it into the fields he had sown and fought the armed men which grew from the soil, thus finishing his last task from king Aetes.
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