Jason is the leader of the Argonauts—a Greek army. He takes his army to a kingdom on a mission to capture a golden ram. Jason participates in many dangerous tasks in order to win the ram as a prize. He is helped by Medea—the daughter of the kingdom’s king—who gives him magical herbs to lull the fiery bulls that he must combat. Jason wins the match with the herbs, takes the golden ram, and marries Medea.
Jason Character Timeline in Metamorphoses
The timeline below shows where the character Jason appears in Metamorphoses. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 7: Medea and Jason
...resolving to resist her passion, Medea goes to an altar to pray and runs into Jason. Jason looks more handsome than ever, and Medea’s desire is instantly rekindled. Jason grips Medea’s... (full context)
...games. The bulls come forward, bellowing and breathing fire. The Argonauts freeze with fear, but Jason approaches the bulls and strokes their backs, protected from their fire by the magic herbs.... (full context)
Book 7: The Rejuvenation of Aeson
Book 7: The Punishment of Pelias
Book 7: Medea’s Flight