Aeëtes King of Colchis

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Aeëtes In Greek mythology, Aeëtes (also spelled Æëtes) (Greek: Αἰήτης), (Laz and Georgian Aiet'i, აიეტი), was a King of Colchis, son of the sun-god Helios and the Oceanid Perseis (a daughter of Oceanus), brother of Circe and Pasiphae, and father of Medea, Chalciope and Apsyrtus. His consorts were Eidyia (mother of Medea) and either Asterodia the Oceanid, Neaera the Nereid, or Eurylyte. According to others, he was brother of Perses, a king of Tauris, husband of his niece Hecate, and father of Aegialeus, Absyrtus, Medea, Circe and Chalciope. Yet other versions make Aeëtes a native of Corinth and son of Ephyra, or else of a certain Antiope.

Argos is a former city and principality of Argolis, Peloponeese, Greece.

In legend, it contained the magical Golden Fleece, which Jason and his Argonauts journeyed to find and prove his royal lineage.

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Cholchis, Asia Minor