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(Greek mythology) a region on the Black Sea to the south of the Caucasus that was the site of an ancient country where (according to Greek mythology) Jason sought the Golden Fleece

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The Minaton creature in Sinbad could have been an actual Minotaur, a mythical beast spawned from the congress between a bull and a human being, but Harryhausen opted for an automaton that not only echoes his own screen wizardry in its magical animation, but also harks back to Hephaistos, as he had created two bronze fire-breathing bull automatons, or khalkotauroi, and given them to King Aeetes of Colchis.
The High Priestess of Colchis, Medea (Maria Callas) falls in love with Jason (Giuseppe Gentile) and helps him to steal the Golden Fleece, guardian of her land's spiritual stability.
In the years before the Trojan War, Jason and the Argonauts traveled to Colchis to find the Golden Fleece.
French could produce inscriptions suggesting that Sinope was the Pontic fleet's base in the 3rd century and argued for a division of authority between the Moesian fleet, responsible for the western, northwestern Euxine coasts and the Crimea down to Chersonesus and Charax (Cape Ai-Todor), and the Pontic fleet, surveying the Propontis, the northern Anatolian coast and Colchis.
In a sense, the trials of Theseus in the labyrinth of Crete were of equal significance with the expedition to get the golden apples from the garden of the Hesperides, or to get the golden fleece of Colchis.
With the help of the Argonauts he stole the fleece of the golden ram Chrysomeles--the Golden Fleece--from Colchis and brought it back to Greece.
The following year, he published The Wild Princesss, or, Medea's Youth, a prelude piece that details Medea's childhood in Colchis.
Specific topics include the military campaign of Dareios I against the Scythians, the history of Thrace in respect to the Achaemenids, relationships between conquerors and indigenous peoples, Achaemenid influence on art and iconography in Paphlagonian rock tombs in Anatolia, the influence of the Persians on a pair of sphinxes adorning a temple to Zeus in Southwest Anatolia, Achaemenid influences on architecture in Colchis in modern-day Georgia, Achaemenid and Achaemenid-inspired metalwork in the northern borderlands of the Persian empire, and the defensive structures of the urban settlement site of Semibratnee in ancient Labrys.
The regiment had settled near Colchis and became known by that name.
Vani lies in the kingdom of Colchis to the east of the Black Sea and to the south of the Caucasus, began as a cult centre on the river Phasis in the eighth century BC and rose to prominence in the sixth to fourth centuries BC.
63) On Georgia in the ancient world, see David Braund, Georgia in Antiquity: A History of Colchis and Transcaucasian Iberia 550 BC-AD 562 (Oxford: Clarendon, 1994), and Cyril Toumanoff, Studies in Christian Caucasian History (Washington, D.
What was the name of the Greek hero Jason's ship, in which he sailed to Colchis in pursuit of the Golden Fleece?
Royal Suzuka (a leading miler in Japan), Gr1-placed Observation Post, and Gr3-placed Colchis, Ernani and Lilian Bayliss.
The Coraxi were a tribe in Colchis, a center for witchcraft, where Circe, the famous witch of mythology, was born.
Their name is derived from the region of Colchis in the Caucasus, where they originally grew prolifically.