Phrixus


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Phrixus

(ˈfrɪksəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the son of Athamas and Nephele who escaped the wrath of his father's mistress, Ino, by flying to Colchis on a winged ram with a golden fleece. See also Helle, Golden Fleece
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Otto Muller suggests that the introduction of Thetis and of Phrixus (frags.
But the other (a little boy, named Phrixus) was brought safe ashore by the faithful ram, who, however, was so exhausted that he immediately lay down and died.
Why, if you will believe me, they were the sons of that very Phrixus, who, in his childhood, had been carried to Colchis on the back of the golden-fleeced ram.
A golden-fleeced ram had once saved Phrixus and his twin sister Helle from the machinations of their evil stepmother by carrying them east.
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(60) Along these lines we might see both Charite and Lucius--at one level at least--misreading the scene, seeing resonations with Dirce, Phrixus, Arion, and Europa rather than the goddess lurking in the scene.
2.276-85) There he sets smaragdi flowering with mysterious fire, and adamant hammered into figures of evil omen, the eyes of the Gorgon, the ashes left on his Sicilian anvil from the most recent thunderbolt, and the crests that gleam on the brows of green dragons; here he sets the doleful fruit of the Hesperides and the fearful gold of Phrixus's fleece.
Most recently Dr Browne was president and CEO of Phrixus Pharmaceuticals, prior to which he was president, CEO and a director of Pharmacopeia (now part of Ligand Pharmaceuticals).
For that same golden fleecy Ram, which bore Phrixus and Helle from their stepdames feares, Hath now forgot, where he was plast of yore, And shouldred hath the Bull, which fayre Europa bore.
this is the fleece of a ram which was sacrificed after saving Phrixus, in a story reminiscent of the Akedah in Genesis 22.
According to the legend, Jason's uncle Athamas had two children, Phrixus and Helle, by his first wife, Nephele.