a fleece of pure gold, kept at Colchis by King Aeëtes from whom it was stolen by Jason and the Argonauts with the help of Aeëtes's daughter, Medea.
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How to use Golden Fleece in a sentence
Culturally, a man could go off to hunt for food or fight a war or chase a Golden Fleece, and the woman was at home with the kids.
It was the name of the ship that Jason and the Argonauts sailed in to liberate the Golden Fleece against impossible odds.The True Story Behind Operation ‘Argo’ to Rescue Americans From Iran | Antonio Mendez, Matt Baglio | September 17, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
No such argosy had ever set out before in pursuit of the Golden Fleece of happiness.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
The father was among the argonauts who started in search of the Golden Fleece to California in the year 1849.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2) | William Denison Lyman
Here the Order of the Golden Fleece is repeated on a field of flowers, exquisitely designed.Needlework As Art | Marian Alford
This was a load of the Golden Fleece of Australia, and its guardians the bullock-driver and bullock watchman.
It was immortal and was given them by their mother Nephele, and had a Golden Fleece, as Hesiod and Pherecydes say.Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica | Homer and Hesiod
British Dictionary definitions for Golden Fleece
Greek myth the fleece of a winged ram that rescued Phrixus and brought him to Colchis, where he sacrificed it to Zeus. Phrixus gave the fleece to King Aeëtes who kept it in a sacred grove, whence Jason and the Argonauts stole it with the help of Aeëtes' daughter: See also Phrixus
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Cultural definitions for Golden Fleece
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