Jason

Jason and Medea - as depicted by John William Waterhouse, 1907.

Jason (ən/; Ancient Greek: Ἰάσων Iásōn [i.ǎː.sɔːn]) was an ancient Greek mythological hero who was the leader of the Argonauts whose quest for the Golden Fleece featured in Greek literature. He was the son of Aeson, the rightful king of Iolcos. He was married to the sorceress Medea. He was also the great-grandson of the messenger god Hermes, through his mother's side.

Jason appeared in various literary works in the classical world of Greece and Rome, including the epic poem Argonautica and the tragedy Medea. In the modern world, Jason has emerged as a character in various adaptations of his myths, such as the 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts and the 2000 TV miniseries of the same name.

Jason has connections outside the classical world, being the mythical founder of the city of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.

Family

Parentage

Jason's father is invariably Aeson, but there is great variation as to his mother's name. According to various authors, she could be:

Jason was also said to have had a younger brother Promachus[9][11].

Children

By Medea:

By Hypsipyle:

COMPARATIVE TABLE OF JASON'S FAMILY
Relation Name Source
(Sch. on) Homer (Sch. on) Euripides (Sch. on) Apollonius Diodorus Valerius Apollodorus Ptolemy Pausanias Hyginus Tzetzes Smith
Parentage Aeson and Polymele or
Aeson and Polypheme or
Aeson and Polymede
Aeson and Alcimede
Aeson and Theognete
Aeson and Amphinome
Aeson and Rhoe
Aeson and Arne
Aeson and Scarphe
Sibling Promachus
Consort Medea
Hypsipyle
Children Mermeros
Pheres
Alcimenes
Thessalus
Tisandrus
7 sons & 7 daughters
Eriopis
Medus or Polyxemus
Argus
Euneus
Nebrophonus
Deipylus
Thoas
Other Languages
العربية: جاسون
aragonés: Chasón
asturianu: Xasón
azərbaycanca: Yason
башҡортса: Ясон
беларуская: Ясон
български: Язон
brezhoneg: Iason
català: Jàson
čeština: Iásón
dansk: Jason
Deutsch: Iason
eesti: Iason
Ελληνικά: Ιάσονας
español: Jasón
Esperanto: Jazono
euskara: Jason
فارسی: یاسون
français: Jason
Gaeilge: Iasón
galego: Xasón
한국어: 이아손
հայերեն: Յասոն
hrvatski: Jazon
Bahasa Indonesia: Iason
ქართული: იასონი
Latina: Iason
latviešu: Jāsons
Lëtzebuergesch: Iason
lietuvių: Jasonas
magyar: Iaszón
македонски: Јасон
Malagasy: Jason
മലയാളം: ജാസൺ
Nederlands: Jason (mythologie)
occitan: Jason
português: Jasão
română: Iason
русский: Ясон
Scots: Jason
Simple English: Jason
slovenčina: Iasón
slovenščina: Jazon
српски / srpski: Јасон
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Jazon
suomi: Iason
svenska: Jason
Tagalog: Jason
Türkçe: İason
українська: Ясон
اردو: جاسن
Tiếng Việt: Jason (thần thoại)
中文: 伊阿宋