How Eros made Medea fall in love with Jason

Eros, Medea and Jason

Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica

In Greek mythology, Jason was a hero who led a quest to obtain the Golden Fleece. Medea, a sorceress and daughter of King Aeetes, helped Jason in his quest and fell in love with him. Medea used her magical powers to help Jason complete the tasks set by her father and win the Golden Fleece.

Jason and Medea then fled Colchis together, and during their journey, they encountered various adventures and challenges. When they arrived in Iolcus, Jason claimed his rightful throne, but his uncle Pelias refused to give it up. Medea, seeking revenge for Jason, tricked Pelias’ daughters into killing their own father.

Eventually, Jason fell in love with another woman and left Medea. In her anger and despair, Medea used her magic to kill their children, seeking to inflict maximum pain on Jason. The tragic story of Jason and Medea has been the subject of many works of literature, art, and theater throughout history.

How Medea fell in love with Jason

According to the Argonautica of Apollonius of Rhodes, Hera, the queen of the gods, was able to convince Eros to shoot one of his love arrows at Medea in order to make her fall in love with Jason. Medea promises to offer her service to Jason provided Jason marries her. The two agree and go on to have many adventures together.