- Classical Mythology. a hero, the leader of the Argonauts, who at the request of his uncle Pelias retrieved the Golden Fleece from King Aeëtes of Colchis with the help of Medea.
- a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “healer.”
Examples from the Web for jason
Ten of the callers identified the man as Jason Polanco of the Bronx.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown
January 7, 2015
Jason Berry received a 1992 Alicia Patterson Fellowship for his coverage of demagogues in Louisiana.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
In an interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer, her boyfriend, Jason Anderson, said Craig-Lewis was “all consumed” by her job.The Mystery Death Of A Female Firefighter
December 13, 2014
Jason did as he was coached, and not surprisingly, he lost the girl.
Born in Kuwait, Jason languished in college in the States (“It was a cultural thing”) and says he became clinically depressed.
I soon found what had put Jason in such a hurry to conclude this business.
So Jason with much ado was brought to agree to a compromise.
And, Jason, unless you will help an old woman at her need, you ought not to be a king.
But Jason, by this time, had grown ashamed of his reluctance to help her.
At this accident Jason could not help uttering a cry of vexation.
- Greek myth the hero who led the Argonauts in quest of the Golden Fleece. He became the husband of Medea, whom he later abandoned for Glauce
Word Origin and History for jason
masc. proper name, from Greek Eason, from Hebrew Yehoshua, a common name among Hellenistic Jews (see Joshua). In Greek mythology, son of Aeson, leader of the Argonauts, from Latin Jason, from Greek Iason, perhaps related to iasthai "to heal" (see -iatric). The names were somewhat merged in Christian Greek.
A hero of classical mythology. Jason was the heir to a kingdom in Greece, but his cousin seized the throne. The cousin insisted that the gods would not allow Jason to become king until Jason brought back the miraculous Golden Fleece from a distant country. After many harrowing adventures with his companions, the Argonauts, and with the help of the sorceress Medea, he brought back the fleece. Medea, through her craft, arranged for Jason's cousin to be killed. Jason and Medea then went into exile, raised a family, and lived happily, until Jason announced plans to divorce Medea and marry a princess. Medea, enraged, killed the children she had borne Jason and Jason's bride as well and used her magic to escape. Jason then wandered about, a man out of favor with the gods, and was eventually killed when his old ship, the Argo, fell on him.