At the stream, Hylas’ striking beauty caused the nymph of the stream to abduct him by grabbing him and taking him down to her palace under the water. Because of this terrible deed, the Lemnian women lived in constant fear that the Thracians would come and attack them in retaliation. Thanks to the help of the gods, the Argo was the strongest and fastest ship in all the land. From the spoken words of influential leaders, to emotionally powerful lyrics in a song, heroic audio is all around us. The brothers would have killed the Harpies with their bows and arrows, but Iris (who was the rainbow and also the messenger of Zeus) told them that Zeus wanted them to spare the Harpies’ lives, as long as the Harpies promised never to bother Phineus again. Read our IMPACT:blog to see how teachers, visitors and organizations around the world are using MY HERO to affect positive chanegs in the world. After leaving Lemnos, the Argo sailed for the Hellespont [see Hellespontus on map]. Zeus steered the group away from the island of the Amazons, Themiscyra, where the Amazons were already prepared for a fight. Download our Annual Report for more detailed information about our daily operations. That night, Medea snuck out to the Greek camp and met with Jason. Later that night, Medea, who was a priestess of Hecate and a very skilled witch, paid a visit to Jason. For the rest of the story about Jason and Medea, see Jason. For 25 years, The MY HERO Project has been using media to celebrate the best of humanity. She shortly after falls in love with him and promises to help him as much as possible with his very important mission given to him by the Greek goddess Hera. The Golden Fleece was a ram’s fleece of pure gold; it was the prize possession of Aëtes, the King of Colchis, which was located on the far-away shores of the Black Sea []. But once they get there, Jason’s travails are far from over. The Golden Fleece was a ram’s fleece of pure gold; it was the prize possession of Aëtes, the King of Colchis, which was located on the far-away shores of the Black Sea [map]. If Jason had any skill, it was charming women. When the Argonauts landed on Lemnos, the Lemnian women believed that the Thracians had come to kill them and got ready for battle. However he remained lonely having lost the favor of Hera after breaking his vows to Medea. From the name of the ship, Argo, came the name of its crew, the Argonauts. [For more on the hero’s life and how Pelias came to give him this command, see Jason].]. The women’s husbands naturally began to avoid their wives, and eventually they sailed to Thrace and brought back concubines to sleep with instead of their wives. Watch our short introduction video for more information. Unexpectedly, Aeëtes told the Argonauts that he would certainly give them the Fleece; he said he would only ask Jason to perform a few tasks first. His words convinced the women they were not in immediate danger, so they convened a council in which they decided that having a group of strong and handsome heroes around would not be a bad idea. Heracles went into the woods to cut down the wood for a new oar while his lover, Hylas, went to a stream to get some water. Jason And The Golden Fleece Hero S Journey. All Jason had to do was to yoke a pair of fire-breathing bulls to a plow, sow a field with dragon’s teeth, and then, when fully-armed warriors sprang up from the teeth he would have to kill all of the warriors. Thetis would later become the bride of one of the Argonauts, Peleus. Their name comes from the Greek verb harpazein (ἁρπάζειν) meaning “to snatch”; and that’s what they did. The other version says that the goddess Hera appeared to Jason and told him that he must set out on a great quest to find the Golden Fleece and return it to the kingdom of Hellenica. Queen Hypsipyle became quite enamored with Jason and offered to allow the Argonauts to come and stay. As the story goes, the ship was built with wood from Mt. This came true through Battus, a descendant of Euphemus.