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Golden Fleece

The wooly coat of a magical flying ram, sought by Jason and the Argonauts. The ram had carried off Phrixus and his sister Helle when they were on the point of being sacrificed, and it flew as far as Colchis on the Black Sea. Here Phrixus was welcomed by King Aeetes, and the Golden Fleece was hung in the sacred grove of the war god Ares.
In their quest for the Golden Fleece, Jason and the Argonauts did not have the benefit of convenient signposting. (zoom)