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Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 1 (search)
ighty to spare a life so important to the welfare of the
kingdom and of the church, and instead of it to accept the sacrifice of her own. Heaven,
says the chronicler, as the result showed, listened to her prayer. The king recovered;
and the queen fell ill of a disorder which in a few days terminated fatally.”
So they laid the dead queen to her last rest, with the kings of Spain, in the gloomy pile of the Escurial among the wild
and barren mountains of Castile; but there was
no Herakles to complete the parallel with the Greek legend by restoring her in the bloom
of life and beauty to the arms of her husband. See W. H. Prescott, History
of the Reign of Philip the Second, bk. vi. chap. 2, at the end.
Aeson, son of Cretheus, had a son Jason by Polymede, daughter of Autolycus. Now Jason
dwelt in Iolcus, of which Pelias was king after Cretheus.For the story of Pelias and Jason, see Pind. P.