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Saturday, 19. January 2008
In Search of Myths and Heroes: Jason And The Golden Fleece'In Search of Myths and Heroes' was a four-part PBS series with historian and author Michael Wood. He embarks on a set of "on the ground" adventures in search of the world's most famous myths: the Queen of Sheba, King Arthur, Shangri-La, and Jason and the Golden Fleece. The series examines not only why legends were created but how they have been used -- both politically and culturally -- over the years, and why we still need them today.
'Jason And The Golden Fleece' was the the third episode of his series. Michael Wood traces the route of Jason and his famous boat, the Argo, along its route from Greece to Turkey and Georgia.
The Greeks have given the world its greatest body of myths , and the myth of Jason is an epic tale of the hero's quest, the ancestor of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings..
Jason is set a Mission Impossible: to sail into the unknown to find the Golden Fleece. He is saved by the priestess Medea and her magical arts. But her love comes at a high price.
A fairy tale? Or was there a real Jason voyage? Michael heads from Greece to the wild mountains of the Caucasus to find the truth behind the legend.
-- Maya Vision International, Michael Wood's production company.
by BBC / PBS, 2005.
Duration: 59 minutes.
In Search of Myths and Heroes: King Arthur
In Search of Myths and Heroes: The Queen Of Sheba
In Search of Myths and Heroes: Shangri-La
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