Phrixus sentence example

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  • Jason's uncle Athamas had two children, Phrixus and Helle, by his wife Nephele, the cloud goddess.
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  • But before the sacrifice the shade of Nephele appeared to Phrixus, bringing a ram with a golden fleece on which he and his sister Helle endeavoured to escape over the sea.
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  • The crew was supposed to consist of fifty, agreeing in number with the fifty oars of the "Argo," so called from its builder Argos, the son of Phrixus, or from apryos (swift).
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  • Here they found and took on board the four sons of Phrixus who, after their father's death, had been sent by Aeetes, king of Colchis, to fetch the treasures of Orchomenus, but had been driven by a storm upon the island.
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  • That done, the field was to be sown with the dragons' teeth brought by Phrixus, from which armed men were to spring.
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  • The rationalists explained the ram on which Phrixus crossed the sea as the name or ornament of the ship on which he escaped.
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  • Others treat it as a solar myth; the ram is the light of the sun, the flight of Phrixus and the death of Helle signify its setting, the recovery of the fleece its rising again.
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  • After his attempt on the life of Phrixus, which was supposed to have succeeded, the Phthiots were ordered to sacrifice him to Zeus Laphystius, in order to appease the anger of the gods.
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  • The Greek example is Phrixus, Helle, and the ram of the golden fleece.
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  • Phrixus, however, reached the other side in safety, and proceeding by land to Aea in Colchis on the farther shore of the Euxine Sea, sacrificed the ram, and hung up its fleece in the grove of Ares, where it was guarded by a sleepless dragon.
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  • His first wife was Nephele, the cloud-goddess, by whom he had two children, Phrixus and Helle (see Argonauts).
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  • As he was on the point of being put to death, Cytissorus, a son of Phrixus, suddenly arrived from Aea with the news that Phrixus was still alive.
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