daughter of Aeetes, king of Colchis who helps Jason steal the Golden Fleece; sorceress heroine of the Medea by Euripides that was first performed in 431 BCE at a tragic competition and won third prize; in the play, Medea murders he two children as a result of learning that her husband, Jason, will take a new wife. Netshot: Euripides' Medea Bulfinch's Mythology Medea and the Golden Fleece
(Greek mythology) a princess of Colchis who aided Jason in taking the Golden Fleece from her father
In Greek mythology, Medea ( Georgian — áƒ›áƒ”áƒ“áƒ”áƒ, Greek: , "virility") was the daughter of King AeÃ«tes of Colchis (now a territory of modern Georgia), niece of Circe, and later wife to Jason.
Medea is a tragedy written by Euripides, based on the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BC. Along with the plays Philoctetes, Dictys and Theristai, which were all entered as a group, it won the third prize (out of three) at the Dionysia festival. The plot largely centres on the protagonist in a struggle with the world, rendering it the most Sophoclean of Euripides' extant plays.
The Medea is a 1904 steam yacht preserved in the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Named after Medea, the wife of Jason, she was built on the Clyde at Alexander Stephen and Sons shipyard at Linthouse by John Stephen for William Macalister Hall of Torrisdale Castle, Scotland. She holds the distinction of being one of only two vessels surviving that fought in both World Wars.
Medea is a film by Pier Paolo Pasolini based on the plot of Euripides' Medea. It stars the famous opera singer Maria Callas in her only film role; however, she does not sing in the movie.