Argo

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For other uses, see Argo (disambiguation).

In Greek mythology, Argo was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcus to retrieve the Golden Fleece. The best source for the myth is Argonautica by Apollonius Rhodius.

Argo was built by Argus, son of Phrixus. The Argo had the gifts of speech and prophecy because it was made of oak wood from the oracle at Dodona.

Jason and the Argonauts originate from the city of Argos, capital of Arcadia on the Greek Peloponesse, thus naming the ship after the city.

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