Ancient Greek Argo Magnet

[Code : EA_MN111] Ancient Greek Argo Magnet

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This magnet is made of casting stone. Sizes are approximate and may vary based on the magnets shape and design.

Approx. 70mm (2.75 in) x 50mm (1.96 in)


History
In Greek mythology, the Argo (Greek Ἀργώ "fast") was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcus to retrieve the Golden Fleece.

The Argo was built by the shipwright Argos, and its crew were specially protected by the goddess Hera. The best source for the myth is the Argonautica by Apollonius Rhodius. According to a variety of sources of the legend, the Argo was said to have been planned or constructed with the help of Athena. According to other legends it contained in its prow a magical piece of timber from the sacred forest of Dodona, which could speak and render prophecies. After the successful journey, the Argo was consecrated to Poseidon in the Isthmus of Corinth. It was then translated into the sky and turned into the constellation of Argo Navis.

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