Medea (Mede´a). Wife of Jason, chief of the Argonauts. To punish her husband for infidelity, Medea killed two of her children in their father’s presence. She was a great sorceress. See Jason.

“Now to Medaea’s dragons fix my reins.”

F. Lewis

“Let not Medea draw her murdering knife,
And spill her children’s blood upon the stage.”

Lord Roscommon

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