Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Argonauts


                                               In Greek mythology, Argonauts were a band of heroes, accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest to find the Golden Fleece. Their name comes from their ship, the Argo, named after its builder, Argus. "Argonauts" literally means "Argo sailors". They were sometimes called Minyans, after a prehistoric tribe in the area.
                       
                                  Jason was accompanied by some of the principal heroes of ancient Greece. The number of Argonauts varies, but usually totals between 40 and 55.  There is no definite list of the Argonauts.

The following list is collated from several lists given in ancient sources.

1 Acastus   2 Actor (son of Hippas)   3 Admetus   4 Aethalides   5 Amphiaraus    6 Amphidamas
7 Amphion (son of Hyperasius)     8 Ancaeus    9 Areius    10 Argus (builder of Argo)
11 Argus (son of Phrixus)     12 Ascalaphus     13 Asclepius        14 Asterion (son of Cometes)
15 Asterius (brother of Amphion)        16 Atalanta        17 Augeas     18 Autolycus, son of Deimachus
19 Bellerophon         20 Butes      21 Calaïs (son of Boreas)     22 Caeneus (son of Coronus)
23 Canthus       24 Castor (son of Tyndareus; twin and half-brother of Pollux)    25 Cepheus, King of Tegea
26 Clytius (son of Eurytus)        27 Coronus (son of Caeneus)    28 Cytissorus      29 Deucalion of Crete
30 Echion        31 Eribotes         32 Erginus (son of Poseidon)       33 Erytus (brother of Echion)
34 Euphemus      35 Euryalus      36 Eurydamas          37 Eurymedon (son of Dionysus)      38 Eurytion
39 Eurytus (son of Hermes)       40 Hercules (son of Zeus)       41 Hippalcimus       42 Hylas        43 Idas
44 Idmon       45 Iolaus (nephew of Hercules)   46 Iphitos     47 Jason     48 Laërtes (Father of Odysseus)
49  Laokoön (half-brother of Oeneus and tutor of Meleager)    50 Leitus    51 Leodocus       52 Lynceus
53  Medea (joined when the Fleece was recovered)     54 Melas      55 Meleager      56 Menoetius
57  Mopsus        58 Nauplius        59 Neleus (son of Poseidon)    60  Nestor       61 Oileus
62 Orpheus      63 Palaemon    64 Palaimonius (son of Hephaestus)    65 Peleus         66 Peneleos
67 Perseus (son of Zeus, slayer of Medusa)    68 Periclymenus (grandson of Poseidon)       69 Phalerus
70 Phanus (brother of Staphylus and Eurymedon)     71 Philoctetes    72 Phlias (son of Dionysus)
73 Phocus     74 Phrontis    75 Poeas    76 Prias (brother of Phocus)   77 Pollux (son of Zeus)
78 Polyphemus    79 Staphylus    80 Talaus   81 Telamon        82 Thersanon (son of Helios and Leucothoe)
83 Theseus (son of Poseidon and slayer of the Minotaur)       84 Tiphys      85 Zetes (son of Boreas)

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  Jason : The island of lemnos : The Quest of Golden Fleece :(update soon)

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