The golden fleece was the skin of a winged ram a holy ram of the god zeus on which the children of king athamas phrixus and helle were saved thanks to zeus interventionaccording to the story the two children were to be sacrificed after their step mother convinced their father it was necessary. The golden fleece was the fleece of the golden ram that was held in colchis and the object of desire for jason who organised an expedition with the argonauts in order to retrieve it the myth has it that athamas king of the city of orchomenos married the goddess nephele with whom he had two children phrixus and helle. The golden fleece and the heroes who lived before achilles padraic colum 39 out of 5 stars 39 paperback 899 daulaires book of greek myths ingri daulaire 47 out of 5 stars 727 paperback 1396 the golden fleece and the heroes who lived before achilles padriac colum 39 out of 5 stars 39. As jason enters the grove of the golden fleece the dragon roars and almost swallows jason whole yikes right at the last moment jason sprays the serpent in the face with a sleeping potion courtesy of medea
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