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Argonauts, The (from their ship Argo), in Grecian mythology, a band of heroes who under the leadership of Jason sailed to Colchis to fetch a golden fleece which was guarded by a dragon which never slept. With the assistance of Medea, daughter of Aeetes, the King of Colchis, Jason succeeded in obtaining the prize, for which he had to undergo many perilous adventures. In all of these he triumphed through Medea's aid, and finally escaped, taking her with him as his bride.