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Argo in Greek mythology, the ship in which Jason and his companions, the Argonauts, sailed in the quest for the Golden Fleece (see golden). Their story is one of the oldest Greek sagas, known to Homer, and may reflect early explorations in the Black Sea.

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Argo (är´gō), in Greek mythology, ship in which Jason and the Argonauts sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece. Most legends say that Argus, son of Phrixus, was the builder, with the help of Athena. The Argo included a beam cut from the divine tree of Dodona, which could foretell the future.