The story of Jason and Medea stretches back over two thousand years to the mythology of Ancient Greece. The legends of Jason and Medea cover a number of myths related to a number of city-states in Ancient Greece and beyond: Iolcus, Calydon, Corinth and Athens, to name but a few.
The myths that follow the lives of Jason and Medea cover a number of themes standard in Greek myth: the usurping king, a child exposed, the uncivilised animal, the rite de passage, the abduction of women and conflict between Greece and Asia, the threat to the household arising from an out-of-control woman or women, and others.
This saga is unique in that it does not deal with each myth out of context. Instead it follows the lives of Jason and Medea through the Argonaut myth, the death of Pelias, Jason and Medea in Corinth, through to Medea's encounters with Theseus in Athens - as well as covering their lives in relation to other myths such as the Centauromachy (the battle of the Centaurs and Lapiths), the labours of Heracles, the Theban cycle, the Calydonian boar hunt, the life of Theseus and the antecedents of the Trojan War. The inspirations for the saga were plotlines I developed for two lost Greek tragedies - Medea in Colchis by Sophocles and Aegeus by Euripides.
The saga comprises four novels:
The saga focuses on the characters of Jason and Medea, their motives, their progression from the youths they begin as through to the adults they become. The novels ask who they were, why they do what they do, and how they become what they become. Although I do not intend to make the novels available online, I do intend to publish short stories which are outside the scope of the saga. These will further develop the relationships between characters in the novels, developing additional Greek myths, but are also intended to stand alone.To read more about each of the novels, follow the links at the top of the page to each part of the saga.
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