Da totidem. This happened afterwards to be her very case. For Jason, attracted by the charms of Creusa, the daughter of Creon king of Corinth, deserted Medea, who cruelly murdered the two children she had by him. She also sent wild-fire in a cabinet to Creusa, who opening it, the fire burst forth and consumed her and the whole palace. Hyginus tells us, that Jason perished also in this conflagration. But others assure us to the contrary, and that he intended to have killed Medea for this outrage; but that she, for farther revenge, then, and not before, slew both his children in his sight, and fled to Athens, where she married old aegeus, and had by him a son called Medus. At last she raised clouds and winds, by which she was carried through the air, with her son, into that part of Asia which from him was called Media.
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