of Cholchis's daughter, a sorceress and devotee to Hecate, who became the
hero Jason's wife (for the story about them and the Golden Fleece, see Jason).
After she had fled to Athens in a chariot pulled by dragons, Medea married king Aegeus, Theseus father. At an attempt to poison Theseus she was discovered, and had to flee to Asia, where she became the queen of her own people, the Medes.
According to the historian Herodotos Medea was a real woman who was kidnapped by the Greeks. For this reason the Trojans took their revenge and kidnapped Helen, which led to the Trojan War.