HERCULES MY SHIPMATE PDF

What the Golden Fleece really wasa cloak tossed to earth by a drunken Zeus, a sheepskin book of alchemic secrets or the gilded epidermis of a young human sacrifice Reissued by Creative Age Press in as Hercules, My Shipmate, a novel about the voyage of the Argo. What the Golden Fleece really was—a cloak tossed to earth by a drunken Zeus, a sheepskin book of alchemic secrets or the gilded epidermis of a young human sacrifice named Mr. Ram—nobody knows. His story shows the legendary cruise as one of the bawdiest, bloodiest, most boisterous expeditions of all time.

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What the Golden Fleece really wasa cloak tossed to earth by a drunken Zeus, a sheepskin book of alchemic secrets or the gilded epidermis of a young human sacrifice Reissued by Creative Age Press in as Hercules, My Shipmate, a novel about the voyage of the Argo. What the Golden Fleece really was—a cloak tossed to earth by a drunken Zeus, a sheepskin book of alchemic secrets or the gilded epidermis of a young human sacrifice named Mr.

Ram—nobody knows. His story shows the legendary cruise as one of the bawdiest, bloodiest, most boisterous expeditions of all time. In the not-so-successful Wife to Mr. Both sometimes seem too much of a good thing. Atomic-age readers, ill-attuned to the leisurely, formal talk of myth-age Greeks, may find themselves skipping some of the longer speeches.

The only woman aboard was a princess: Atalanta of Calydon, a virgin huntress who could outrun any man in Greece. Captaincy devolved on Jason of lolcos—a man nobody liked or trusted, but who had a power denied to all the others: women instantly fell in love with him. Even surly Hercules agreed it a quality worth all the rest. On the Island of Lemnos, peopled solely by women, they generously stopped off to help out with spring sowing. Nine months later, children were born, of whom no less than 60 were said to be the spitting image of Hercules.

On Samothrace, they were initiated into the sacred mysteries. Thereafter, the Argonauts glowed with "a faint nimbus of light. To their dismay, Hercules deserted, summoned home to perform another of his mighty labors.

He stayed around afterwards with the Lydian high priestess—who in due time bore male triplets. In gratitude, she taught him to spin, tying up his hair in blue braids.

The Argonauts went on without Hercules. Reaching Colchis, Aphrodite won the Fleece for them.

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HERCULES, MY SHIPMATE

An inventive reimagining of the story of Jason and the Argonauts, this novel by renowned poet and classicist Robert Graves brings heroic figures of Hellenistic myth to life. Against this primitive, religious backdrop, the charismatic Jason assembles a crew and sets out to retrieve the sacred gold-trimmed fleece that is sacred to Zeus, and that has been stolen by worshippers of the Triple Goddess. Accompanying him is Hercules, a brave warrior known more for his brawn, and his astonishingly good luck, than his brains. Robert Graves builds a compelling world that sets Hellenistic magic and mystery in a surprisingly gritty, realistic setting, a fascinating read for fans of Greek mythology.

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