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956-962) And Perseis, the daughter of Ocean, bare to unwearying Helios Circe and Aeetes the king.
993-1002) And the son of Aeson by the will of the gods led away from Aeetes the daughter of Aeetes the heaven-nurtured king, when he had finished the many grievous labours which the great king, over bearing Pelias, that outrageous and presumptuous doer of violence, put upon him.
Although the efficient brutality of Medea's escape strategy is never mentioned outright in the play, such allusions to the death of Apsyrtus evoke the specific conditions of Jason and Medea's flight from Aeetes, and strengthen the impression of the depth of Medea's betrayal of her [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] for Jason's advantage.
The Minaton creature in Sinbad could have been an actual Minotaur, a mythical beast spawned from the congress between a bull and a human being, but Harryhausen opted for an automaton that not only echoes his own screen wizardry in its magical animation, but also harks back to Hephaistos, as he had created two bronze fire-breathing bull automatons, or khalkotauroi, and given them to King Aeetes of Colchis.
And she imagined that the stranger undertook the challenge, not at all intending to take the animal's fleece, 620 nor did he come to the city of Aeetes for that [fleece] of his, but in order that he may lead her into his home as a wedded bride.
Yet it must be said that Jason ultimately succeeds in the impossible tasks required to obtain the golden fleece through the intervention of a beautiful woman, Medea, daughter of King Aeetes.
Jason Ryan Artzberger Hera Lisa Tejero Athena Mariann Mayberry Pelias Allen Gilmore Idmon Jesse Perez Meleager Dan Kenney Castor Larry DiStasi Pollux Tony Hernandez Hercules, Aeetes Glenn Fleshler Hylas Jarrett Sleeper Andromeda Victoria Caciopoli Amycas David Catlin Aphrodite Angela Walsh Medea Atley Loughridge
197-8) when he visits Aeetes, presumably to signal his sacrosanct status as herald.
In another, Aeetes describes his two brazen-footed bulls, "mouths gusting gouts of flame;' but when Jason tells his companions about the beasts, he doesn't quite get it right: "two brazen footed bulls, mouths gouting gusts of flame.
Once in Colchis, they ask King Aeetes for the Fleece.
Aeetes, king of Colchis, who agrees to give up the Golden Fleece if Jason can accomplish deeds beyond mortal skill and strength.
By a happy chance, they saved the four sons of Phrixus from shipwreck and were led by them to their home, Colchis, where King Aeetes kept the Fleece.
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