What did Medea sacrifice for Jason?

To fulfil the goal of marriage Medea sacrificed everything for Jason (Luschnig, 2007:24). The nurse informs the audience at the very beginning of Medea that Medea’s heart is ‘unhinged in her love for Jason’ (Euripides Medea 8-9).

What did Medea give Jason to him?


Medea gave Jason a lotion to rub on his skin that would protect him from the fiery breath of the bulls. With Medea’s help, Jason managed to yoke the ferocious bulls to the plough and planted the serpent’s teeth. The teeth instantly grew into an army of men who fought each other until every one of them was dead.