The Legend of Jason and the Argonauts

  • David E. Falkner
Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


The story of Jason and the men of the ship Argo is one of the most famous legends in Greek literature. Ironically, Jason has never been immortalized in the heavens, although three of the Argonauts have. His ship was also given a place in the sky and was a single constellation in Ptolemy’s list of 48 groupings, though the Argo has since been broken into four separate constellations.


Greek Literature Separate Constellation Faithful Servant Greek Hero Sharp Claw 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • David E. Falkner
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  1. 1.BlaineUSA

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