The expedition of the Argonauts. Tales of mythology for children
In Greek mythology are the foundations of our Western culture and that is why children should know it. In Guiainfantil we are adapting classical mythology in the form of short stories so that the little ones can understand it and marvel at it. On this occasion we tell the legend of the expedition of
In Greek mythology are the foundations of our Western culture and that is why children should know it. In Guiainfantil we are adapting classical mythology in the form of short stories so that the little ones can understand it and marvel at it.
On this occasion we tell the legend of the expedition of the Argonauts in search of the gold fleece. A story where the Greek hero Jason faces dangers and lives many adventures next to Medea.
Jason and the Argonauts in search of the golden fleece
Firxo and Hele were two children who had a very, very bad stepmother that made their lives impossible. The Greek gods felt sorry for the situation of the children and they sent a magical lamb with wings and everything covered with gold. The children got on the lamb and flew very, very far, to a land called Colchis and stayed to live there.
It was many years later when the Greek hero Jason was asked to look for the skin of that lamb, what they call the golden fleece ya, since it had magical properties and many people wanted to have it. So Jason, who was a brave hero and loved adventures, began to call all his friends and together they built a ship, the shipArgos .The ship sailed with the illusion of all the crew members who have since been called
Argonauts . Everyone wanted to find the golden fleece. When they reached the Cólquide Jason went to look for the golden fleece like a madman, but he could not find it anywhere. Luckily he met Medea, a sorceress from the area who fell in love with him and helped him with everything. "The golden fleece is hidden by a dragon, I'll take you to him," Medea told Jason. Vamos - We are going to look for him and then I will kill the dragon - saidJason
So they went together and with the help of a spell from the magician Medea , Jason managed to kill the dragon and find under his belly what he was looking for, the magic skin of the lamb, the
golden fleece . But it was not going to be that easy to get out of the Colchis. When Jason killed the dragon, with one blow he pulled out all his teeth and while the hero was looking for the golden fleece under the dragon's body, he did not realize that all the teeth were becoming soldiers. And the dragons have many, many teeth.Jason , no matter how hero he was, he could not face all those soldiers that came from the dragon's teeth, so he had to ask ayuda Medea ayuda for help again. As a good magician, Medea cast a spell on the soldiers to confuse them and start fighting between them. That moment of confusion was used by Jason and Medea to run away with the golden fleece under his arm and reach the Argos ship.There on the beach awaited the crew of the ship, the
Argonautswho began to jump for joy when they saw them arrive with the golden fleece. They set sail quickly to avoid further problems in the Colchis and set off for home. However, they would not arrive immediately because in their maritime journey they encountered as many adventures as Ulysses himself when he returned to Ithaca. But it's another story for another day. Laura Vélez.Editor of Guiainfantil.com