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Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 1 (search)
t as usual without acknowledgment. And with them the
Argonauts put to sea by night.
When Aeetes discovered the daring deeds done by Medea, he started off in pursuit of the
ship; but when she saw him near, Medea murdered her brother and cutting him limb from limb
threw the pieces into the deep. Gathering the child's limbs, Aeetes fell behind in the
pursuit; wherefore he turned back, and, having buried the rescued limbs of his child, he
called the place Tomi. But he sent out many of
the Colchians to search for the Argo, threatening
that, if they did not bring Medea to him, they should suffer the punishment due to her; so
they separated and pursued the search in divers places.
When the Argonauts were already sailing past the Eridanus river, Zeus sent a furious
storm upon them, and drove them out of their course, because he was angry at
the murder of Apsyrtus. And as they were sailing past the Apsyrtides Isl