- a king of Colchis, father of Medea and custodian of the Golden Fleece.
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He has mistresses and human children, such as Circe and Aeetes.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1
The other buildings the handmaidens had, and the two daughters of Aeetes, Chalciope and Medea.
Then the voyage homeward began, Medea accompanying Jason, and Aeetes pursuing them.
He says that after the sacrifice he purified the fleece and so: 'Holding the fleece he walked into the halls of Aeetes.'Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica
Homer and Hesiod
On one day they would waste the palace of Aeetes with baleful fire, should he not yield them the fleece of his own goodwill.
- Greek myth a king of Colchis, father of Medea and keeper of the Golden Fleece
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