The first papers passed him by two mountains, which, like the Symplegades, threatened to meet and crush him in their embrace.
Euripides, Medea, verse 2, gives them the title of Symplegades.
But it interested somewhat as if it had been a part of the Argo, clipped off in passing through the Symplegades.
The story of the Symplegades may be a reference369 to the rolling and clashing of icebergs.
After the miraculous passage of the Argo, the Symplegades became permanently united, and attached to the bottom of the sea.
The escape of the Argo fulfilled this decree, and the Symplegades have ever since remained immovable.