The Argonauts

The Argonauts were a band of heroes in Greek mythology, who accompanied Jason in his quest to find the Golden Fleece, an archetypal hero’s journey. Their name comes from their ship, Argo, named after its builder, Argus.

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More adaptations of the myth

There are hundreds of adaptations of the myth of Jason and the Argonauts including the famous movie of 1963. Here we present the most famous.

Ovid Metamorphoses illustrated by Johannes Baur. Book 7, Plate 62.

The Metamorphoses, Book VII

Arguably, Jason’s wife, Medea is the true hero of the story. The story of Jason and the Argonauts is told from Medea’s point of view in Book VII of The Metamorphoses by the poet Ovid.

The Argo, the Argonauts ship, named after her builder, Argus.

The crew of the Argo

The crew of the Argonauts varies depending on which version of the ancient myth you are reading. That sounds confusing, but the ancient storytellers were always adding to and embellishing the story, much like the modern superhero sagas.

Atalanta fastest person in the world

Atalanta

Have you ever wondered who is the fastest human in the world? Perhaps, you are thinking of the superhero, Flash or Superman. In reality…

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?

Hercules, stripped of his armor, fighting the Nemean lion.

Hercules: The most famous Argonaut

Hercules (/ˈhɜːrkjuliːz, -jə-/) is a Roman hero and demigod also known in Greek as Heracles. He was the son of Zeus (Roman equivalent Jupiter) and the mortal Alcmene. In classical mythology, Hercules is famous for his strength and for his numerous far-ranging adventures, including his 12 labors and his voyage on the Argo. The myth of the Argonauts is one

The Death of Talos the bronze automaton

The story of Jason and the Argonauts. Part 3.

Jason and the Argonauts: Part 1 > Part 2 > Part 3 The Skeleton Warriors Behind Jason, the seeds sprouted into an army of skeleton-like earthmen bristling with armor and double-pointed spears and intent on destroying anything nearby. Jason heeding Medea’s counsel hefted a boulder and threw it amidst the skeleton army. The earthmen, blaming

Painting of Jason and the argonauts landing in Colchis on the ceiling of the Chateau of Versailles.

The story of Jason and the Argonauts. Part 2.

Jason and the Argonauts: Part 1 > Part 2 > Part 3 The Clashing Rocks After a short stay, the Argonauts set sail on a favorable wind stirred up by the Goddess Athena. Soon they reached a narrow and winding strait guarded by the Symplegades, the clashing rocks. Phineus had forewarned the Argonauts that no

Ovid Metamorphoses illustrated by Johannes Baur. Book 7, Plate 63.

The story of Jason and the Argonauts

This classic myth chronicles Jason’s quest for the Golden Fleece and the restoration of his family’s throne. An exciting story retold in modern English.

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.