Sentence Examples


  • GOLDEN FLEECE, in Greek mythology, the fleece of the ram on which Phrixus and Helle escaped, for which see Argonauts.
  • Jason's uncle Athamas had two children, Phrixus and Helle, by his wife Nephele, the cloud goddess.
  • But before the sacrifice the shade of Nephele appeared to Phrixus, bringing a ram with a golden fleece on which he and his sister Helle endeavoured to escape over the sea.
  • Helle fell off and was drowned in the strait, which after her was called the Hellespont.
  • Others treat it as a solar myth; the ram is the light of the sun, the flight of Phrixus and the death of Helle signify its setting, the recovery of the fleece its rising again.