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Minyae is a less common name for what group of people?
The Argonauts
What king of Boetia and cloud had the famous children Phrixus and Helle?
Athamas and Nephele
What 2nd wife of Athamas told him that the only way to stop the famine was sacrificing Phrixus in an effort to secure her family the throne
Ino
What animal saved Phrixus and Helle at the last minute and became the object of the quest for the golden fleece?
A golden ram
What king of Colchis received Phrixus warmly, giving him the hand of his daughter in marriage?
Aeetes
What was the name of the daughter who Phrixus married?
Chalciope
What stepson of Cretheus usurped the throne in an effort to rid Iolcus of his half brother Aeson?
Pelias
Name the parents of Jason
Aeson and Polymede
Pelias knew that a descendent of his would appear in Iolcus bearing what sign which would foreshadow his defeat?
Wearing one sandal
Jason lost his sandal by carrying Juno disguised as an old woman across what river, placing himself into her favor?
Anaurus
Pelias said he would return the throne of Iolcus to the descendents of Aeson if Jason could perform what task?
Retrieving the Golden Fleece
What master shipbuilder, the son of Arestor, built the Argo?
Argus
Athena made the bows from talking wood from what oracle of Zeus?
Dodona
Which two Argonauts had the gift of prophecy?
Idmon and Mopsus
These two Argonauts, known for their skills with horses and boxing, were named what?
Castor and Pollux
Which Argonaut had such keen eyesight that he could see beneath the earth?
Lynceus
Periclymenus had what special skill?
The ability to change his shape at will
Which Argonaut could walk on water?
Euphemus
Calais and Zetes were able to do what unusual thing?
Fly
Who was the helmsman of the Argo?
Tiphys
Who was the queen of the Lemnian women?
Hypsipyle
The only man on Lemnos was this father of Hypsipyle and son of Dionysus
Thoas
Name the two children who resulted from the union of Jason and Hypsipyle
Euneos and Thoas/Nebrophonus
Hypsipyle was captured by Pirates and enslaved by this father of Opheltes and king of Nemea
Lycurgus
The Argonauts were received kindly by this group of people and their king. However, after they left a storm blew them back and a great battle occurred killing many
The Doliones and Cyzicus
At Cios this consort of Heracles was trapped in a spring forcing Heracles to abandon the expedition
Hylas
This king of the Bebryces was defeated in a boxing match with Pollux
Amycus
This blind prophet was being tortured by Harpies until Calais and Zetes chased them away. In return he told them hints for their coming voyage
Phineus
The Argonauts were forced to pass through what group of clashing rocks and prevented thier death by sending a dove through first
The Symplegades
At the home of the Mariandyni, which two Argonauts were killed?
Idmon and Tiphys
What Arcadian became the new helmsman of the Argo?
Ancaeus
Aeetes was willing to give Jason the fleece if he could complete a series of tasks. What were they?
Yolking fire breathing oxen together, sowing a field with dragon teeth, killing the men who spring up
What sorceress fell in love with Jason and helped him complete the tasks and get the golden fleece?
Medea
What brother of Medea chased the boat returning to Iolcus and was killed by Jason at the mouth of the Danube?
Absyrtus
What aunt of Medea purified Jason and Medea for the murder of her brother?
Circe
The Argonauts had to carry their ship for 12 days to get to Lake Tritonis. During the journey this seer was bitten by a snake and killed
Mopsus
What god led the Argo back to the Mediterranean Sea?
Triton
What bronze giant's life depended on the nail in his ankle which the Argonauts knocked out, causing his death?
Talus
How did Jason die?
The bow of the Argo fell on his head
Medea rejuvenated what animal in order to convince the daughter of Pelias to do the same to their father?
A ram
Jason and Medea were exiled from Iolcus by what son of Pelias?
Acastus
After Jason decided to divorce Medea and marry this woman, Medea sent her two children to her bearing a robe smeared with poison ointment which killed her
Glauce
Medea married this king of Athenes and tried to kill Theseus to gain the throne
Aegeus