Public Domain Super Heroes
The Argonauts
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The Argonauts (Ancient Greek: Ἀργοναῦται, Argonautai) were a band of heroes in Greek mythology, who in the years before the Trojan War, accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest to find the Golden Fleece. Their name comes from their ship, the Argo, named after its builder, Argus. "Argonauts" literally means "Argo sailors". They were sometimes called Minyans, after a prehistoric tribe in the area.

The group of heroes included:

  • Jason
  • Acastus
  • Admetus
  • Argus, the eponymous builder of the Argo
  • Atalanta
  • Augeas
  • Zetes & Calaïs, the winged Boreads
  • Castor & Polydeuces, the Dioscuri
  • Euphemus
  • Heracles
  • Idas
  • Idmon, the seer
  • Lynceus
  • Meleager
  • Orpheus
  • Peleus
  • Philoctetes
  • Telamon
  • Tiphys, the helmsman

Public Domain Appearances[]

  • The Argonautica by Gaius Valerius Flaccus
  • The Argonautica by Apollonius of Rhodes

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