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Jason

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    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.

    Basic Information

    Name

    Jason

    Nickname

    The Golden Boy

    Sex

    Male

    Current city

    Elysium

    Work & Education

    Occupation

    Hero

    Education

    Chiron's Academy of Heroes

    Beliefs

    Political views

    I should've been a king!

    Family & Friends (& Enemies)

    Parents

    Aeson (Dad)
    Polymede (Mom

    Siblings

    None

    Children

    Mermeros and Pheres (who were slaughtered by my wife Medea)

    Friends

    The Argonauts

    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)

    Relationships

    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…

    Favorites

    TV Shows

    Arrow 
    Game of Thrones 
    Battlestar Galactica 

    Quotations

    "Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter."
    – Anonymous

    "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 
    Beowulf 
    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.) 
    Dragonslayer 
    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
    Psycho (Ahem...Medea.)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (Going on a crazy adventure to find a lost artifact? Wonder where they got that idea from?) 

    Activities & Interests

    Likes

    Regattas
    Sailing
    Action movies

    Interests

    Archaeology

    Groups

    Heroes
    The Argonauts
    Anti-witch Consortium
    Medea Sucks!

    • Spotter's Guide

      If you want to have a pow-wow with this famous finder of the Golden Fleece, you'll have to head down to the Underworld and sneak past Cerberus, the three-headed hellhound. Jason's spirit is probably sipping cocktails on the beaches of the Elysian Islands, where the souls of the honored dead are said to go. He'll be a lean, muscular guy, and he'll probably be surrounded by a crowd of girls giving him googly eyes as he tells them about voyage with the Argonauts to capture the Golden Fleece. Of course, if the gods are still mad at Jason for abandoning his wife, Medea, then you might find him in the jaws of Cerberus instead.

      Sex: Male
      Age: Twenties
      Build: Ripped
      Complexion: Tan
      Hair Color: Black
      Facial Hair: None
      Scars/marks/tattoos: None
      Jewelry and accessories: The Golden Fleece
      Clothing: Robes
      Armor: Shining
      Type of Weapon: Sword and shield

      Typical Companions:

      The Argonauts

      Known Hangouts:

      Elysium Heroes Club

    • Sightings

      Dec 20, 2019

      Jason vs. King Pelias

      Things get tragic when Jason dumps Medea for a pretty young thing in this famous play.

      Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

      The Argonautica by Apollonius Rhodius

      Check out Medea and Jason's days with the Argonauts in this ancient poem.

      Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

      The Argonautica by Valerius Flaccus

      Another version of the Quest for the Golden Fleece by the author often recognized for having the most ridiculous name ever.

      Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

      The Library of History by Diodorus Siculus

      Oh man, here's more on Medea, Jason, and the Argonauts—hmm, this author's name might actually be more ridiculous.

      Dec 20, 2019

      The Metamorphoses by Ovid

      Ovid gives you all the gory details of King Pelias's death at the hands of his own daughters—brought to you by the cunning of Medea.

      Dec 20, 2019

      Medea by Seneca

      The Roman playwright puts his own spin on Medea's awful revenge on Jason.

      Dec 20, 2019

      Inferno by Dante Alighieri

      In this mega-famous epic poem, Dante and Virgil spot Jason in the Eighth Circle of Hell.

      Dec 20, 1988

      Medea

      Revolutionary director Lars von Trier puts an artsy spin on the tragedy in this film.

      Dec 20, 1963

      Jason and the Argonauts

      Pioneering stop motion animation brings the quest for the Golden Fleece to life in this classic action adventure.

      Dec 20, 2019

      Jason and the Argonauts

      The quest for the Golden Fleece gets a modern spin in this TV miniseries.

      Dec 20, 2019

      Argonautika by Mary Zimmerman

      The epic quest is reborn on stage with one of America's greatest stage directors at the helm.