Jason was the golden boy of Greece when he returned with the Golden Fleece. (Extra points for rhyming!) Don't go thinking he did it on his own, though. He had a magic ship called the Argo and his crew of Argonauts to help him on his epic quest. The Argonauts weren't just any old crew, either. They were a "who's who" of Greek heroes; Heracles, Orpheus, Atalanta, and Castor and Pollux all helped him get the gold. Then, of course, there was Medea, the witch who became Jason's wife. Without her magic, Jason never would've returned home triumphant. Like a lot of Greek heroes, though, Jason's life ended in tragedy. When he decided to dump Medea for a shiny young princess, she went crazy and killed their kids. Gulp.
|Nickname||The Golden Boy|
|Education||Chiron's Academy of Heroes|
|Political views||I should've been a king!|
|Children||Mermeros and Pheres (who were slaughtered by my wife Medea)|
|Enemies||King Pelias (who totally stole the throne that should've been mine)|
King Aeëtes (who got all cranky about handing over the Golden Fleece)
Medea (my wife who killed our kids)
|Relationship status||Married to Medea (until I dumped her for Glauce—bad call)|
Married to Glauce, but Medea killed her
|Interested in||Any girl who's not a wicked witch or a serial killer would be a step up for me…|
|Quotations||"Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter."|
"Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes."
– Bertolt Brecht
"Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family."
– Joachim Du Bellay
"And it feels like I am just too close to love you,
There's nothing I can really say.
I can't lie no more. I can't hide no more.
Got to be true to myself.
And it feels like I am just too close to love you,
So I'll be on my way."
– from "Too Close" by Alex Clare
"We are never ever ever ever getting back together."
– Taylor Swift
|Books||Henry V by William Shakespeare |
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (His raft wasn't the Argo, but it's still a good adventure.)
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Medea by Euripides (Yeah, I come off as a jerk in this play, but it totally shows just how psychotic my wife is.)
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (I get it, Anna: sometimes you just have to get out of your relationship no matter what.)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
Le Morte D'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (How come Aragorn gets to be king when he returns, but I get diddly squat?)
|Music||Fantastic Voyage by Lakeside |
We Are Never Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift
Somebody I Used to Know by Gotye
It's Time by Imagine Dragons
Take a Walk by Passion Pit
Madness by Muse
Too Close by Alex Clare
|Movies||So I Married An Axe Murderer (Dude, I can so relate.) |
Man of Steel (I think of myself as the Greek Superman.)
Jason and the Argonauts (no brainer)
Argo (Okay, it's not about my ship, but it's still a good movie.)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Going on a crazy adventure to find a lost artifact? Wonder where they got that idea from?)
|TV Shows||Arrow |
Game of Thrones
|Activities||Going on epic voyages|
Regaining precious artifacts