When we last left our hero and his heroes, they had just washed up on the shores of Iolcus – exhausted and overcome with emotion to be home again. Jason found his father and Pelias sitting together in the palace, warming themselves by a dead fire, old and near death. Jason’s father is blind and at first doesn’t believe that Jason is who he says he is but Jason convinces him and the chapter ends with the two locked in a loving embrace and Aeson asking Jason never to leave him again.
Jason and his crew, or what remains of it, have absconded with the dark witch Medea (Μήδεια) and the Golden Fleece. Aeites is giving chase, but things are about to get real dark real quick. Hang on to your butts, Satyr family, stormy seas lie ahead.
Welcome back to the Legends Myths and Whiskey podcast, everyone. I’m your storyteller, Tanner, and today I’ll be sharing part 4 of our six-part series on the Adventures of the Argonauts as written by Charles Kingsley in his 1889 classic, “The Heroes or, Greek Fairy Tales for My Children”.
This week we’re going to witness the building of the ship that will ferry Jason and his crew across the vast seas of Greece and beyond as they set sail on their adventures together. But first, let’s see if the heralds request by Jason from Pelias have any luck in finding his old hero friends.
It’s finally here! Part I of our six-part series on the Argonauts and their adventure to retrieve the Golden Fleece. This is also the first episode to be recorded in our new home at Acadia Recording Company in Portland, Maine. It is a day for wonderful things!