A sorceress who helps Jason get the Golden Fleece and, later, when deserted by him, kills their children.
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Medea Sentence Examples
Medea was honoured as a goddess at Corinth, and was said to have become the wife of Achilles in the Elysian fields.
The popularity of the story of Jason and Medea in antiquity is shown by the large amount of literature on the subject.
Successful so far by means of the mixture which Medea, daughter of Aeetes, had given him as proof against fire and sword, Jason was next allowed to approach the dragon which watched the fleece; Medea soothed the monster with another mixture, and Jason became master of the fleece.
Then the voyage homeward began, Medea accompanying Jason, and Aeetes pursuing them.
To delay him and obtain escape, Medea dismembered her young brother Absyrtus, whom she had taken with her, and cast his limbs about in the sea for his father to pick up. Her plan succeeded, and while Aeetes was burying the remains of his son at Tomi, Jason and Medea escaped.