The golden fleece was the fleece of the golden ram that was held in colchis and the object of desire for jason who organised an expedition with the argonauts in order to retrieve it the myth has it that athamas king of the city of orchomenos . The golden fleece was the skin of a winged ram a holy ram of the god zeus on which the children of king athamas phrixus and helle were saved thanks to zeus interventionaccording to the story the two children were to be sacrificed after their step mother convinced their father it was necessary. The golden fleece and the heroes who lived before achilles covers the story of jason and the argonauts on their journey to get the golden fleece what happened to some of the read more published on august 2 2016 angie lisle 20 out of 5 stars 1922 newbery honor book. Description the golden fleece a cloak tossed to earth by a drunken zeus a sheepskin book of alchemic secrets or the gilded epidermis of a young human sacrifice named mr ram nobody knows but graves is quite sure that whatever the golden fleece was the voyage of jason his argonauts really happened
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