Definitions for jasonˈdʒeɪ sən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a legendary Greek hero, the leader of the Argonauts, who retrieved the Golden Fleece from King Aeëtes of Colchis with the help of Medea.
(Greek mythology) the husband of Medea and leader of the Argonauts who sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece
The leader of the Argonauts, who retrieved the Golden Fleece from king Aeetes of Colchis, for his uncle Pelias.
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Origin: From the Ἰάσων, from ἰάομαι. The Jason mentioned in the New Testament (Acts 17:5-9, Romans 16:21 ) is probably a Greek rendering of Joshua.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a mythological Greek hero, son of Æson, king of Iolcos; brought up by the centaur Chiron, was supplanted on the throne by his half-brother Pelias; undertook the leadership of the Argonautic expedition, assisted by Medea in this enterprise; he took her to wife, but cast her off for Creusa, whom Medea to avenge herself killed, with her father and her two sons by Jason, she herself escaping to Athens in a chariot drawn by winged dragons; Jason took refuge from her fury in the sanctuary of Poseidon near Corinth, where the timber of the ship Argo deposited there breaking up fell upon him and crushed him to death.