The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles is a children's book retelling of Greek myths. The central myth retold is that of Jason and the Argonauts in their quest for the Golden Fleece and the aftermath. Woven into it are other myths, including the myths of Persephone and Prometheus, told by the poet Orpheus during the voyage.
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About the Author
Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was an Irish poet, novelist, dramatist, biographer, playwright, children's author and collector of folklore. He was one of the leading figures of the Irish Literary Revival. Colum took up children's writing in America and published a number of collections of stories for children, beginning with The King of Ireland's Son. He also translated an Irish folk tale from Gaelic because he did not want to forget the language.