If you have heard of the stories Jason and the Argonauts, then the story of Jason and Medea is once you will be able to recount. It is a story that has been retold for many years, with different variations over time as different authors and playwrights have put their spin on it. After being introduced to some of the argonauts toward the end of book six, Ovid begins book seven with a story centered around the storied crew of warriors. Jason, the leader of the Argonauts, had finally journeyed to Aea, a land off the Phasis river on the east coast of the Black Sea. In order for Jason and his crew to patronize his lands, King Aeetes, king of Aea, requested that the golden fleece be transferred to him. Taken from the golden-haired winged ram, the Golden Fleece was seen as the ultimate sign of kingship and authority, both of which King Aeetes believed he represented. However, as the negotiations were being handled, the daughter of the king, Medea, was developing a deep passion (aka a crush) of the leader of the Argonauts. She would go on to debate internally with herself thanks to her passion for Jason, wondering why he must journey off so arduously, fearing he may find another woman to take his heart, and may other lovestruck fears. Fortunately for Medea, after his confrontation with the king, the two are finally able to see each other privately. When this happens, a love struck Medea gives Jason magic herbs to assists him on his journey, with the return being his heart in marriage. Jason agrees. Jason would depart on his journey to seize the Golden Fleece. using the magic herbs that Medea had gifted him, he was able to put the ever sleepless dragon to rest, stealing the golden fleece during his slumber. However, the completion of the task was no cause for celebration for Jason, as his father, Aeson, appeared to be reaching his last stretch of life. Given the success of the magic herbs the first time, Jason pleads to his new wife to create a new batch of magic herbs to bring Aeson back to his past self. Medea agrees, and begins the ritual and herb collection process to create the necessary medicine. For nine days and nine nights, she surveyed the lands for the necessary ingredients via her dragon-drawn chariot. After her return, she is successfully able to rejuvenate Aeson. However, upon seeing medea perform this feat, Bacchus (Dionysus, god of the vine) forces her to do the same for King Pelias, Aeson's half-brother who had seized power from his kingship while Aeson traveled with Jason. However, Medea would not follow orders, as instead of making him more livelier, she would go on to kill Pelias with the manipulation of his daughters. After this act, she would flee his kingdom as soon as she took this action, with her chariot leaving her in Athens. However, her raging killing spree didn't stop there, as upon realizing Jason had found a new bride after her capturing, she would kill the offspring that were created by the once existent love between the two. However, she would try to kill one person too many, as her later attempt to poison Theseus would fail. She then vanished, never to be heard from again. Athens would then celebrate Theseus, however it would be short lived, as the story ends as war is looming over Athens.