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Now in a riveting new verse translation Jason & the Argonauts is the only surviving full account of Jason's voyage on the Argo in quest of the Golden Fleece aided by the sorceress princess Medea.

Now in a riveting new verse translation Jason and the Argonauts (also known as the Argonautica), is the only surviving full account of Jason’s voyage on the Argo in quest of the Golden Fleece aided by the sorceress princess Medea. 167 more words

Fiction

Jason And The Argonauts (1963)

This is the famous clip where Jason fights the animated skeletons. Well it wouldn’t be much fun if they weren’t animated. That would just be an actor beating the shit out of a pile of bones. 28 more words

TV And Movies

Argonia, Kansas (Revisited)

First timer?  In this formerly once-a-day blog (and now pretty much a once-every-four-or-five days blog), I use an app that provides a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48).  1,024 more words

Mischievous Mythology

The seeds of fact around which (both playful and revealing) mythologies find themselves clustered are very often difficult to directly perceive. In some cases, such as that of the myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece being derived from the historical activity of archaic gold extraction methods involving sheepskins, the fact upon which the fictional narrative grows and eventually comes to obscure (perhaps as though dense foliage overlaying some ancient ruin) remains in archaeological suspension, waiting for a tenacious investigator to uncover. 313 more words

Culture

Stinging Salt

When God made the oceans, He tipped a giant saltshaker.

All the salt flooded into the sea, turning it saline, and fit for fish to drink. 425 more words

Stories

Retro Review: Jason And The Argonauts (1963)

Long before the days of computers and green screens, when special effects had to be achieved using superimposed images, stop-motion models, and colour-changing imagery, I went to see an exciting new epic at the cinema. 366 more words

Nostalgia And Reflections

The Sunday Intertitle (for some reason on Saturday): Under the Sea

AEGIR, billed as “A Festive Film,” is in fact a German propaganda effort from 1918, though it tries to be festive by taking a fantastical, mythological view of the war. 291 more words

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