Pelias was power-hungry and he wished to gain dominion over all of Thessaly. To this end, he banished Neleus and Pherês, and locked Aeson in the dungeons in Iolcus (by the modern city of Volos). While in the dungeons, Aeson married and had several children, most famously, Jason. Aeson sent Jason away from Iolcus in fear that Pelias would have ...
After Pelias had reigned many years, Jason, son of Aeson, came to Iolcos and claimed the throne. Instead of forcibly resisting this claim, Pelias sought to divert Jason from his purpose by proposing that he bring from Colchis the Golden Fleece, and thus originated that expedition so well known in literature and in art as the Argonautic Expedition.
Pelias wanted to rule over Thessaly; so he banished his brother Neleus and his half-brother Pheres, while he imprisoned his other half-brother Aeson. While imprisoned, Aeson got married and had a number of children, including the famous Jason , whom he managed to disguise and send away, in fear that Pelias might kill him as a rightful heir of ...
4.6/5 (268 Views . 17 Votes) Pelias decided to send Jason away on an impossible journey. Pelias promised the throne to Jason if he could return with the Golden Fleece. Jason traveled to Delphi to consult the oracle about how to complete his quest. He assembled a famous crew of divine and mortal men to help him on the quest.
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Pelias and Neleus would go their separate ways, with Pelias returning to Iolcus; and there Pelias discovered that Cretheus had died. Now Aeson was the rightful heir to the throne, but Pelias instead seize the throne through force, and imprisoned his stepbrother in one of the palace’s dungeons.
Pelias (Aeson's half-brother) was power-hungry and sought to gain dominion over all of Thessaly. Pelias was the progeny of a union between their shared mother, Tyro ('high born Tyro'), the daughter of Salmoneus, and the sea god Poseidon. In a bitter feud, he overthrew Aeson (the rightful king), killing all the descendants of Aeson that he could.
Aeson was the son of Cretheus and Tyro, and the brother of Amythaon and Pheres. Aeson was therefore Pelias’ half-brother. When his father Cretheus died, Aeson should have become the next king, but Pelias seized the throne and imprisoned Aeson. Pelias drove Aeson’s two brothers away.
Pelias 1 is the king of Iolcus who bade Jason and the ARGONAUTS to go to Colchis in quest of the Golden Fleece.. Uncertain fatherhood . There is no agreement concerning the paternity of Pelias 1, for some say that his father was Cretheus 1 (the son of Aeolus 1, son of Hellen 1, son of Deucalion 1, the man who survived the Flood), whereas others assert that he was Poseidon.
Aeson had obtained the throne first, but after a few years Pelias, influenced by a desire for the kingdom, not only drove out the brother, but also was intending to kill Jason, Aeson's son. Quidam tamen ex amicis Aesonis, ubi sententiam Peliae intellexerunt, puerem e tanto periculo eripere constituerunt.