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For questions about Medea, a sorceress in Greek mythology known for helping Jason and the Argonauts in retrieving the Golden Fleece.

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Is Medea secretly the old woman and the Talking Oaken Image in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Tanglewood Tales: The Golden Fleece"?

Medea, the enchantress, said to Jason: I could tell you, if I pleased, who was the old woman with the peacock, the pomegranate, and the cuckoo staff, whom you carried over the river; and, likewise, ...
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Medea in the Dunciad

The mortal Medea, as described in Wikipedia, does not appear to characterize the lines in Alexander Pope's Dunciad: As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, The sick'ning stars fade off th' ethereal ...
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How does one get purified of murder in Greek mythology?

There are four myths that I know of where someone murders another and does something about it to be relieved of it. The first, most famous and only myth saying what is done, is Heracles. He murdered ...
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Why does Medea escape punishment?

Medea murders her brother Absyrtus to facilitate her's and Jason's escape from Colchis. In some versions of the myth - most notably in Euripides's eponymous play - she also murders her sons to revenge ...
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