Minyis. The Argonauts were so called from the Minyae, a people of Iolcos in Thessaly.who followed Jason in that expedition. They were originally of Orchomenos, a town in Boeotia. Tritonide pinu; that is, the ship Argo, so called from Pallas, who advised and assisted in the building of it. Pallas is often mentioned by the ancients under the name of Tritonia, from the marsh Triton in Africa, near which she was horn.
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