The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles

Pádraic COLUM (1881 - 1972)

This is Irish folklorist Padraic Colum's masterful retelling of many Greek myths, focusing on Jason and the Argonauts' quest to find the Golden Fleece. He also includes the stories of Atalanta, Heracles, Perseus, Theseus, and others. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Short Stories

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Part 1 Ch. 1: The Youth Jason Elizabeth Klett
00:12:50
Play 02 Part 1 Ch. 2: King Pelias Elizabeth Klett
00:03:10
Play 03 Part 1 Ch. 3: The Golden Fleece Elizabeth Klett
00:08:21
Play 04 Part 1 Ch. 4: The Assembling of the Heroes and the Building of the Ships Viridian
00:10:43
Play 05 Part 1 Ch. 5: The Argo Elizabeth Klett
00:22:26
Play 06 Part 1 Ch. 6: Polydeuces’ Victory and Heracles’ Loss Elizabeth Klett
00:10:50
Play 07 Part 1 Ch. 7: King Phineus Elizabeth Klett
00:09:57
Play 08 Part 1 Ch. 8: King Phineus’s Counsel/The Landing in Lemnos Elizabeth Klett
00:08:46
Play 09 Part 1 Ch. 9: The Lemnian Maidens Lanerd
00:39:40
Play 10 Part 1 Ch. 10: The Departure From Lemnos Lanerd
00:22:31
Play 11 Part 1 Ch. 11: The Passage of the Symplegades Elizabeth Klett
00:05:26
Play 12 Part 1 Ch. 12: The Mountain Caucasus Elizabeth Klett
00:15:27
Play 13 Part 2 Ch. 1: King Aetes Moromis
00:12:52
Play 14 Part 2 Ch. 2: Medea the Sorceress Magdalen Irving
00:14:40
Play 15 Part 2 Ch. 3: The Winning of the Golden Fleece Emily Feuka
00:10:56
Play 16 Part 2 Ch. 4: The Slaying of Apsyrtus Elizabeth Klett
00:07:20
Play 17 Part 2 Ch. 5: Medea Comes to Circe Eden Rea-Hedrick
00:05:15
Play 18 Part 2 Ch. 6: In the Land of the Phaeacians Elizabeth Klett
00:09:43
Play 19 Part 2 Ch. 7: They Come to the Desert Land Elizabeth Klett
00:06:48
Play 20 Part 2 Ch. 8: The Carrying Out of the Argo Elizabeth Klett
00:33:40
Play 21 Part 2 Ch. 9: Near to Iolcus Again Elizabeth Klett
00:07:25
Play 22 Part 3 Ch. 1: Atalanta the Huntress Elizabeth Klett
00:13:24
Play 23 Part 3 Ch. 2: Peleus and his Bride from the Sea Jen Cabral
00:20:40
Play 24 Part 3 Ch. 3: Theseus and the Minotaur Emily Feuka
00:33:14
Play 25 Part 3 Ch. 4, Section 1: The Life and Labors of Heracles Lanerd
00:33:24
Play 26 Part 3 Ch. 4, Section 2: The Battle of the Frogs and Mice laineyben
00:17:22
Play 27 Part 3 Ch. 5: Admetus Moromis
00:14:18
Play 28 Part 3 Ch. 6: How Orpheus the Minstrel Went Down to the World of the Dead Eden Rea-Hedrick
00:07:50
Play 29 Part 3 Ch. 7: Jason and Medea Elizabeth Klett
00:24:19