Mythological and Modern-Day Heroes
Jason and the Golden Fleece
Jason’s tail is an old Greek myth, which has been passed down from generation to generation. Jason is known as the son of Aeson, King of Lolcus, and Alcimede. Pelias had fought his step-brother Aeson for the thrown and had won his rightful place as King even though they were both sons of Tyro. Pelias had a plan in order to keep the thrown no matter the cost. He had murdered his own brother, and had imprisoned his own descendants while Alcimede had given her baby, Jason, away to Chiron who had then become his legal guardian. However with Pelias’ determination in keeping the thrown and his paranoia growing, he had turned to a blind Oracle for advice. This Oracle had spoken of the day his own reckoning would catch up with him by a man who would be wearing one sandal.
As the years passed, Jason grew into a young man who was smart, strong, determined, fearless, and was one who looked out for others. While on the other hand, he was also sly, conceited, and a womanizer. It was at this particular time that Pelias had begun holding sporting events as homage his father Poseidon. As Jason approached Lolcus, he had lost one of his sandals while venturing across a river and helping the Goddess Hera who was in disguise. Jason’s arrival had caused quite a stir as Pelias had heard by word of mouth that a man with one sandal had entered Lolcus. Jason had returned to reclaim his family’s kingdom, which was by no doubt warranted to him. Knowing this Pelias had given Jason a risky stipulation before returning the kingdom. Jason’s task was to bring Pelias the Golden Fleece before receiving his rightful place on the thrown.
Jason’s Search for the Golden Fleece
Jason was in his early twenties when he had started his search and he had gathered a team consisting of 50 individuals. Together they had become known as the Argonauts’ who sailed on a ship called the Argo. As they ventured further their...