Jason and the Golden Fleece
A Hero's Journey
The the beginning Jason leaves his home to travel to his birthplace (Iolcus). When he gets to the kingdom King Pelias commands him to fetch the Golden Fleece, then Jason leaves to retrieve the fleece.
Jason's journey begins when King Pelias told him that if he goes and gets the Golden Fleece he can have his throne.
Produces magical effects that 'saves' the hero.
Can be a person or a thing.
"Belly of the Whale"
Journey to Underworld
Transformation often occurs through death and rebirth. Symbolic of old self dying and new self being reborn.
Medea Falls in love with Jason
The Return/Sharing the Gift
Shares the gift of experience, knowledge, and wisdom--gained through the journey--with the broader community.
When Jason finally gets the Golden Fleece and returns to the kingdom with it.