Thessaly, and are specially well marked at Iolcus (near mod.
This circumstance deserves attention owing to the special connexion traditionally existing between the Minyans of Iolcus and those of Orchomenus, the point of all others on this side where the early Cretan influence seems most to have taken root.
This task had been imposed on Jason by his uncle Pelias, who had usurped the throne of Iolcus in Thessaly, which rightfully belonged to Jason's father Aeson.
Finally, they reached Iolcus, and the "Argo" was placed in a groove sacred to Poseidon on the isthmus of Corinth.
ACASTUS, in Greek legend, the son of Pelias, king of Iolcus in Thessaly (Ovid, Metam.
7.17) fell in love with Peleus, who had taken refuge at Iolcus, but when her advances were rejected accused him falsely to her husband.
Having recovered his sword he returned to Iolcus and slew Acastus and Astydameia.
JASON ('Icwwv), in Greek legend, son of Aeson, king of Iolcus in Thessaly.
The name (more correctly Iason) means "healer," and Jason is possibly a local hero of Iolcus to whom healing powers were attributed.
Because Tyro afterwards married her father's brother Cretheus, king of Iolcus in Thessaly, to whom she bore Aeson, Pheres and Amythaon, Pelias was by some thought to be the son of Cretheus.
The two children were exposed by their mother, who afterwards married Cretheus, king of Iolcus in Thessaly.