these stories the Olympian gods in the stories play important roles that affect the lives of both Jason and Medea. The behaviors of these two character also have a great contrast between them. In the story of “Jason and the Golden Fleece”, Jason is the son of Aeson who is the legitimate king of Iolcus, in Thessaly. Aeson’s half brother Pelias steals the throne away from Aeson making himself the new king of Iolcus. Jason is the rightful heir to the thrown but his father feared for his life and sent him to live with the centaur Cheiron. In time Jason wanted to know of his parents and wanted to reclaim the royal
When he is almost home, Poseidon sees him and sends a storm that destroys and sinks his raft. Ino helps Odysseus by giving him her veil, which protects him from the water. After two days of swimming, Odysseus reaches the Phaeacians and their kind king, Alcinous. The king’s daughter, Nausicaa, finds Odysseus and takes him to the king. Odysseus expalins how he and his crew first saw the Lotus-Eaters, then they docked in front of a cave to search for food. There was wine, food, and pens full of
As he is sailing he is greeted by a goddess, Athena, and she becomes his guardian. He then sails to an island and is trapped by the goddess Calypso for seven years until Hermes comes to the island and tells her to let him go. He ends up going to another island and is trapped in a Cyclop’s cave. He pokes the Cyclop’s eye out and escapes the island. He ends up sailing away with his men and ends up on the island of Circe, a powerful witch, she turns all of his men into animals. Odysseus is given a flower so that he cannot be turned into an animal. He is told that he must go to the land of the dead and offer many things. He does what he is told then he is left to set sail again. They get back into the open sea and are attacked by Sirens, and murdered by the Scylla and Charybdis. He finally makes it home to Ithaca and he sees his son, his son helps him get into the castle. They suitors for Penelope are given a task to shoot an arrow through 12 ax holes. He then reveals himself as Odysseus and eliminates all of the suitors. He then goes to Penelope and reveals himself to her.As we go through life we are determined and always want to go back home to people we love. No matter how long it takes you, you will always want to go back to your loved
Ten years after Odysseus destroyed Troy, Odysseus has still not returned to his home Ithaca. Odysseus sets sail on a makeshift raft, but the sea god Poseidon whose curse Odysseus got earlier in his adventures by blinding the Cyclops Polyphemus, who father Poseidon creates a storm. Odysseus’ men had more losses at the land of the Kikones and then were nearly tempted to stay on the island of the Lotus Eaters. Next, the Cyclops Polyphemus ate many of Odysseus' men before a clever plan allowed his soldiers to escape. The wind god Ailos then gave Odysseus a bag of winds to help him return to Ithaca, but the crew opened the bag and went to the land of the giant who was a man-eating Laistrygonians, where they again barely escaped.
Once they passed they passed the cliffs they came to Helios island.Odysseus told his men he knew they were tried but they had to keep going.Eurlochos stood up demanding they stop and rest also to eat.Odysseus said okay but he made his men promise not to touch Helios’s cattle and sheep.After one month the men ran out of food and they were starving.His men decided to kill some of Helios’s cattle.When Helios found out he was furios and prayed to Zeus asking him to kill them Zeus said he would strike a lighnighing bolt down on Odysseus ship.So Zeus had done it.Odysseus’s men were all dead he no longer had a boat and he was now the only surviver.Odysseus made a raft and went into Charybdis’s base she took in water and spat it out.Odysseus held on to a tree while the raft went in.Odysseus had prayed to the gods until they brought him to Calypso island.In this ponit of the story stops because Alkinoos had already known of his time with the
Next Odysseus and his men go to the home of Aeolus, ruler of the winds. Aeolus gives Odysseus a bag containing all of the bad winds and stirs up a wind to send Odysseus and his men back to Ithaca. However, Odysseus' men thought that Aeolus had given Odysseus a bag of treasure and thought he wasn't going to share the treasure with them. When Odysseus falls asleep his men open the bag and the winds blow them away from Ithaca back to Aeolus. This time Aeolus will not help them because he believes the gods hate Odysseus. Now Odysseus and his men have to row to the land of the Laestrygonians, a race of powerful giants, who turn Odysseus' scouts into their dinner. Odysseus and his remaining men retreat to the ships, but the giants pelt the ships with boulders and sink them as they sit in the harbor. Only Odysseus' ship escapes.
“Plug your oarsmen ears with beeswax kneaded softly; none the rest should hear that song”(pg 939). Odysseus is very wise for thinking about putting beeswax in their ears. Since he did that they will now be able to continue going home. Odysseus is very wise for coming up with that brilliant idea and by saving his crews lives. Finally Odysseus approaches the Scylla in the sea. Next circe warns Odysseus of another monster he will face in the sea. “That is the den of the Scylla where she yaps abdominaly a newborn welp cry though she is huge and monstrous”(pg 939). Odysseus approaches a very scary monster. She has six serpent necks that all have heads which are all ferocious nightmares filled with multiple rows of teeth. To pass this monster Odysseus must give up six men, 1 for every head. “And no ships company can claim to have passed without loss and grief; she takes from every ship, one man for every gullet”(pg 939). Odysseus had to make a very sad sacrifice of six men to pass and if he refused the scylla would have killed everyone else and would have sunk the ship. Odysseus had a good reputation for defeating his
King Aeëtes says he can have it on the condition he completes three near impossible tasks. First he must till a field using a team of fire breathing oxen, then he must sow dragon teeth into the soil and defeat the magical warriors that emerge from the ground and finally he must defeat the dragon. On Olympus Hera, who had a thing for Jason, persuades Aphrodite to send her son Eros to make King Aeëtes' daughter, Medea, fall in love with Jason. Hera knew that Medea was a powerful sorceress and would be able to assist Jason. So Eros wings to Colchis and shoots an arrow straight and true into Medea's heart, she fell so in love with Jason that she was willing to betray her family. First Medea gave Jason a potion that would protect him from flames so he tilled the soil without getting harmed by the oxen's flames. Jason then sows the dragon teeth and a powerful army emerged, however Medea told Jason how to defeat them; they were strong but not very intelligent. Jason threw a rock into the crowd which then caused an argument amongst the army about who threw it. Eventually the magical warriors slayed each
Once upon a time… all starting in Greece, Phrixus and Helle, the son and daughter of King Athamas, the king of Boeotia, were to be taken away to Colchis by a golden ram which belonged to Zeus, the king of the gods. Unfortunately, on the way Helle had fallen into the ocean of Hellespontus and died. That only left Phrixus who made it to Colchis and was greeted by King Aeetes, who sacrificed the ram and had the fleece hung. Later he was told by an oracle that if he lost the fleece, he would lose the his kingdom as well. Being told this, King Aeetes decided to have it guarded by a dragon in the temple of Ares, the god of war. Generations later, King Aeson of Iolcus, a descendent of Phrixus, was killed by his brother Pelias so he may have the throne.
Jason (Ham): Pelias wanted to be ruler of Thessaly. In an argument, he overthrew Aeson, and killed most of his descendants. Alcimede however, already had a son named Jason whom she saved from Pelias. (Alcimede sent her son to Chiron for education.) Pelias was afraid that he would one day be overthrown, so he consulted an oracle. The oracle warned him to beware of a man with only one sandal. Many years later, when Jason arrived in Iolcus, he lost one of his sandals in a river. (He lost it while helping an old woman to cross the river) the old woman turned out to Hera and she blessed him. When Jason entered Iolcus, he told Pelias that he was the right king. Pelias answered him by saying that Jason has to get the golden fleece if he wanted to
Annabeth is in a battle with her mother’s enemy, a giant spider named Archne. Annabeth can see the statue as it is suspended in a cave wrapped in silk from the spider. Annabeth is able to deceive the spider into creating something and it gets stuck in its own web. This allows the seven to get the statue. Percy goes to help Annabeth but silk from Archne is attached to her leg. Percy and Annabeth are then pulled into Tartarus, a pit. The remaining demigods realize that in order to save Percy and Annabeth, they must find the Doors of Death, before it is too
If the Argos’s hull / Never had winged out through the grey-blue jaws of rock / And on towards Colchis! If that pine on Pelion’s slopes / Had never felt the axe, and fallen, to put oars / Into those heroes’ hands, who went at Pelias’ bidding / to fetch the golden fleece! Then neither would Medea / my mistress, ever have set sail for the walled town / Of Iolcus, mad with love for Jason; nor would she, / When Pelias’ daughters, at her instance, killed their father, / Have come with Jason and her children to live here / In Corinth; where, coming as an exile, she has earned / The citizens’ welcome; while to Jason she is all / Obedience—and in marriage that’s the saving thing, / When a wife obediently accepts her husbands will” (1-14).
 Jason went to the Oracle at Delphi to ask her what to do. She told about Pelias, the man who wanted to be king. Jason was very mad. He had to stop Pelias immediately!