The Argonaut’s Adventure

February, May, December
Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


Athamas, the ruler of Boetia, was forced by Hera to marry Nephele, a phantom which had been created by Zeus to fool a human suitor of Hera. Although Nephele was neither god nor human, she was just as beautiful as Hera and able to be a normal wife to Athamas, and she bore him a son and a daughter, Phrixus and Helle. Because of her supernatural origin, Nephele resented being married to a mortal and treated Athamas with disdain.


Spectral Type Bright Star Faint Star Rayet Star Luminous Blue Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CloudcroftUSA

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