The Golden FleeceRobert Graves / Jun 24, 2019
The Golden Fleece Reissued by Creative Age Press in as Hercules My Shipmate a novel about the voyage of the Argo Written with ideas on The White Goddess as a cultural anthropological backdrop to the ancient Gree
Reissued by Creative Age Press in 1945 as Hercules, My Shipmate, a novel about the voyage of the Argo Written with ideas on The White Goddess as a cultural anthropological backdrop to the ancient Greek tale 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 nReissued by Creative Age Press in 1945 as Hercules, My Shipmate, a novel about the voyage of the Argo Written with ideas on The White Goddess as a cultural anthropological backdrop to the ancient Greek tale 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 But Graves is quite sure that, whatever the Golden Fleece was, the voyage of Jason his Argonauts really happened His story shows the legendary cruise as one of the bawdiest, bloodiest, most boisterous expeditions of all time In I, Claudius its Claudius the God sequel, Graves brought the teeming life of Claudian Rome so vividly alive that they became bestsellers In the not so successful Wife to Mr Milton, his blend of imagination scholarship projected his readers into 17th Century England the bedchamber temper tantrums of the blind poet politician With Hercules shipmates, Graves becomes an ancient Greek, moving among demigods goddesses, myths monsters with an easy familiarity a wealth of erudite detail 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 Most of the Argo s 50 oar crew were princes, each with a special talent gift of the gods The only woman aboard was a princess Atalanta of Calydon, a virgin huntress who could outrun any man in Greece Argus, who built the Argo, was the world s finest shipwright Castor Pollux, sons of Leda Zeus as swan, were champion prizefighters Nauplius, Poseidon s son, was an unrivaled navigator Orpheus could make sticks stones dance to his lyre Hercules of Tiryns was the world s strongest man He would ve captained the Argonauts were it not that in moments of insanity he murdered friend foe alike 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 Backed by divine blessings equinoctal winds, the Argonauts set sail On the Island of Lemnos, peopled solely by women, they generously stopped off to help out with spring sowing Nine months later, 200 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 The Goddess of All Being mated with the Serpent Priapus to be delivered of a bull Then the sacred nymphs leapt on them scratched bit until even Hercules passed out Thereafter, the Argonauts glowed with a faint nimbus of light The Argonauts boldly pushed on thru the dread Hellespont entered the Black Sea To their dismay, Hercules deserted, summoned home to perform another of his mighty labors Holy Serpents he growled Tell me what this time The job cleaning the Augean Stables didn t take long 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 He was crazy about it, admitting confidentially he d always wanted to be a woman The Argonauts went on without Hercules Reaching Colchis, Aphrodite won the Fleece for them She made her son Eros wait behind a pillar with his bow until handsome Jason strode into the King of Colchis palace Eros shot Medea thru the heart, the smitten princess helped to get the Fleece from her father s temple Mythology s most famous voyage had reached its goal, but Graves takes 150 pages to wind things up.
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