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Aeëtes

[ee-ee-teez] /iˈi tiz/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
a king of Colchis, father of Medea and custodian of the Golden Fleece.
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  • But soon when from the plain they came to the city and aeetes' palace, then again Hera dispersed the mist.

    The Argonautica Apollonius Rhodius
  • He says that after the sacrifice he purified the fleece and so: 'Holding the fleece he walked into the halls of aeetes.'

  • Nor is it well to take no thought of aeetes, as thou sayest: for none is more lordly than aeetes.

    The Argonautica Apollonius Rhodius
  • On one day they would waste the palace of aeetes with baleful fire, should he not yield them the fleece of his own goodwill.

    The Argonautica Apollonius Rhodius
  • For they deemed that they would not find aeetes friendly if they desired to take away the ram's fleece.

    The Argonautica Apollonius Rhodius
  • But aeetes is terribly armed with deadly ruthlessness; wherefore exceedingly do I dread this voyage.

    The Argonautica Apollonius Rhodius
  • The other buildings the handmaidens had, and the two daughters of aeetes, Chalciope and Medea.

    The Argonautica Apollonius Rhodius
  • But apart the maidens huddled together lamented beside the daughter of aeetes.

    The Argonautica Apollonius Rhodius
  • He has mistresses and human children, such as Circe and aeetes.

  • The character painting of Valerius is superior to that of the original, cf. the character of Jason and of aeetes.

British Dictionary definitions for aeetes

Aeëtes

/iːˈiːtiːz/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a king of Colchis, father of Medea and keeper of the Golden Fleece
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