He knew the course to Colchis, and offered to tell it, if the Argonauts would free him from the Harpies.
He was physician to the Argonauts in their famous expedition to Colchis.
At what period the home of Æetes was placed in Colchis, it is not easy to determine.
Medea, daughter of Aetes, king of Colchis, was a famous sorceress of antiquity.
Phryxus came safely to Colchis, on the Black Sea, and was kindly received by Æetes, the king of the country.
Medea also died at Colchis, and after her death is said to have been married to Achilles in Elysium.
Babylon sent every year 500 eunuch-boys for service at the court, and Colchis sent male and female slaves of Caucasian race.
A dragon guarded at Colchis the golden fleece that Jason conquered from him.
Colchis was styled Cutaia, and had been early occupied by the sons of Chus.
When they were come to the land of Colchis, King Æetes summoned them to his palace.