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1

Who is Jason's father?

king Iolcus

2

Who is Medea's father?

Aeetes, King of Colchis (brother of Circe)

3

Which goddesses aid Jason?

Hera and Athena

4

What are the main sources of the Jason story?

the Argonautika by Apollonius and Medea by Euripides

5

Who raises Jason after his father is deposed by Pelias

Chiron

6

What does the Pythia tell Pelias?

to "Beware the man with the one sandal"

7

Who does Jason encounter by a river on the way back to his homeland?

Hera, disguised as an old woman

8

How does Jason lose a sandal?

He helps disguised Hera cross the river and loses his sandal in the water

9

What labor does Pelias have Jason perform in exchange for the throne?

He must bring him the golden fleece

10

Where did the golden fleece come from?

A golden winged ram, an offspring of Poseidon, was sacrificed in Colchis

11

What gift does Hera give Jason to help him on his journey?

A talking oak branch

12

What happened on Lemnos?

the women had killed their husbands for infidelity. Jason fathers a child to Queen Hupsipyle

13

What happens to Hylas?

He is taken by the Naiads and never seen again

14

Who were the Harpies torturing?

Phineas

15

How did the Argonauts free Phineas from the Harpies?

Zetes and Calais have and aerial battle with the Harpies, and their sister Iris begs for her sisters to be spared in exchanged for calling them off

16

Why does Medea help Jason?

Aphrodite makes her fall in love with him

17

What labors does Jason perform for Aeetes

Yolks two bronze hoofed, fire-breathing bulls and plows a field. Fights the dragon guarding the golden fleece

18

How does Medea help Jason defeat the bulls?

She gives him an herb to protect him from fire and bronze

19

How does Medea help Jason defeat the dragon

She puts it to sleep

20

How does Jason escape with the fleece after Aeetes goes back on their deal?

Medea puts the palace to sleep, and when Aeetes is pursuing them by ship, she cuts her brother into pieces and throws them over the side to slow her father down

21

Who purifies Medea of Blood Guilt

Circe

22

What is the name of the bronze giant of Crete

Talus

23

How does Medea defeat Talus?

She causes him to fall and the stopper in his foot that holds in the Ichor powering him comes out, causing the Ichor to drain