Thursday, February 06, 2014

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Thoughtful Thursday: The Forgetfulness of Jason

"And then Medea thought of the king's house she had left for Jason, and of the brother whom she had let be slain, and of the plot she had carried out to bring Jason back to Iolcus , and a great fury came over her. In her hand she took foam from the jaws of the dragons, and she cast the foam upon Glauce, and the princess fell back into the arms of Jason with the dragon foam burning into her.

Then, seeing in his eyes that he had forgotten all that he owed to her- the winning of the Golden Fleece, and the safety of the Argo, and the destruction of the power of King Pelias- seeing in his eyes that Jason had forgotten all this, Medea went into her dragon-borne car and spoke the words that made the scaly dragons bear her aloft. She flew from Corinth, leaving Jason in King Creon's garden with Glauce dying in his arms."

~ Excerpt from The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles, by Padriac Colum

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