Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts

The Argonauts were a team (often called a band) of adventurers and heroes commanded by the heir to the throne of Iolcos, Jason. They were first assembled by Jason to aid him in his quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece in order to restore him to the throne of Iolcus instead of his uncle Pelias. Their name derives from the ship they sailed on; the Argo.

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The Argo


Accounts and lists of members vary as the illustrious privilege of having an Argonaut ancestor enhanced the pedigrees of many families.
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The constellation Argo Navis