Notes: Medea


Medea was a witch’s witch and definitely not one to be messed with, especially if you were a sailor or, worse yet, her own children. She was easily pissed off and would do just about anything to get revenge. Because of her pissed-off ways, she has been the inspiration of many poems, plays, paintings and pots. There have been so many famous versions of her story that the original one has become muddied beyond recognition. A few things that each story has in common are that she was married to Jason (of Jason and the Argonauts fame), they met when he was trying to take the Golden Fleece, and she killed their children when he left her for another woman.

In the 1970 film adaption of Medea by Pier Passolini she was portrayed by opera diva Maria Callas.


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