Medea by Euripides: The play opens in a state of conflict. Jason has abandoned Medea in hope to advance his station by marrying Glauce, the daughter of the King of Corinth. Fearing a plot of revenge, the King tries to banish Medea. However, Medea’s pleads for mercy grants her one day before she must leave, during which she plans to complete her quest for revenge.
Jason & Medea, John William Waterhouse (1907); Medea was a Colchian woman, the daughter of King Aeëtes of Colchis, niece of Circe, granddaughter of Helios & later wife to the hero Jason, with whom she had 2 children, Mermeros & Pheres. In Euripides's play Medea, Jason leaves Medea when Creon offers him his daughter, Glauce. The play tells about how Medea avenges her husband's betrayal. Medea is known mostly as an enchantress & depicted as a priestess of the goddess Hecate.