Articles

Articles about the story and history of Jason and the Argonauts and how this myth has become embedded in our culture.

Aries and Musca Borealis

What is the hero’s prize?

The literal and symbolic object of the hero’s quest As an example of the object of the hero’s quest, I will use the Golden Fleece. The Golden Fleece was a magical, woolen garment that featured prominently in Greek mythology and has inspired many works of art, literature, and film over the centuries. The Golden Fleece

The Hero's Journey

What is an adventure?

Words like adventure, hero and epic have become cliches that have lost their meaning. So unfortunately we can’t say: “I’m a a hero going on an epic adventure,” and be meaningful. So, what exactly is an adventure? And how do we make every day an adventure?

A close up of the artistic cover of the Hero With A Thousand Faces. Hundreds of real people, like a mosaic, paint the picture of a hero.

What is a hero?

Is it true that the only people who achieve great things are the ones who take risks and reach for the impossible. Is that what it means to be a hero?

The Embarkation of the Argonauts. A faded renaissance painting by Lorenzo Costa. The ship, the Argo, appears to be floating on a cloud.

What is an Argonaut?

The word “argonaut” comes from an ancient tale of the bravest heroes in Greek Mythology — Jason and the Argonauts (literally meaning sailors of the Argo).

Falling Uphill Anniversary Edition: Scott's (the founder of this website) quest for happiness around the world on a bicycle. By Scott Stoll.

Falling Uphill. The true story about Scott's (the founder of this website) quest for happiness around the world on a bicycle.

Photos, videos and stories about the journey.