The Argonauts were a team (often called a band) of adventurers and heroes commanded by the heir to the throne of Iolcos, Jason. They were first assembled by Jason to aid him in his quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece in order to restore him to the throne of Iolcus instead of his uncle Pelias. Their name derives from the ship they sailed on; the Argo.
Accounts and lists of members vary as the illustrious privilege of having an Argonaut ancestor enhanced the pedigrees of many families.
- Jason (leader)
|Heroes in Greek mythology|
|Heracles • Theseus • Perseus • Odysseus • Oedipus • Orpheus • Jason and the Argonauts • Nestor • Atalanta • Cadmus • Hector • Memnon • Achilleus • Daedalus • Bellerophon • Deucalion • Peleus • Kastor and Polydeukes • Palamedes • Diomedes • Meleager • Telamon • Ajax • Philoctetes • Laertes|