Edmund Dulac: Gods and Mortals in Love

Jason and Medea

Medea helps Jason and he wins the golden fleece. Edmund Dulac art print from the illustrations to Gods and Mortals in love. Medea was a powerful witch. She fell in love with Jason and promised to help him, but only on the condition that if he succeeded, he would take her with him and marry her. Jason agreed. Aeëtes promised to give him the golden fleece, on the condition that he perform certain tasks. In the first task, Jason had to plough a field with fire-breathing oxen that he had to yoke himself.

Medea gave him an potion with which to anoint himself and his weapons, to protect him from the bulls' fiery breath. Then, Jason had to sow the teeth of a dragon in the ploughed field (compare the myth of Cadmus). The teeth sprouted into an army of warriors. Jason was forewarned by Medea, however, and knew to throw a rock into the crowd. Unable to determine where the rock had come from, the soldiers attacked and defeated each other. Finally, Aeëtes made Jason fight and kill the sleepless dragon that guarded the fleece. Medea put the beast to sleep with her narcotic herbs. Jason then took the fleece and sailed away with Medea, as he had promised.

Art Print Information

Title: Jason and Medea - Edmund Dulac

Media: 100% acid free, cotton rag museum art paper. Soft white.

Size: 13 x 15 inches

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Tile: 'Jason and Medea' is also available as part of the
Gods and Mortals in Love tile set.

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all edmund dulac

arabian nights

beauty and the beast

dreamer of dreams

edmund dulac's picture book for the red cross

fairies i have met

fairy tales of hans christian andersen

garden of paradise

gods and mortals in love

kingdom of the pearl

entomologist's dream

the little mermaid

the nightingale

princess mary's gift book

the raven and other poems

the rubaiyat

stealers of light

the snow queen

tanglewood tales

the tempest

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