Medea was a sorceress and princess of Colchis and the daughter of King Aeëtes, the niece of the famed sorceress Circe and also Pasiphaë (wife of King Minos of Crete and mother of the Minotaur). As such she was a granddaughter of Helios, the Titan god of the Sun.

She plays a major part in the story of Jason and the Argonauts in their quest for the Golden Fleece.

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