Golden Fleece: An Ancient Sheep

Sean Gilmore


Of the many infeasible creatures and relics of ancient Greek mythos, the Golden Fleece from Jason and the Argonauts has drawn much attention from historians as to what it represented in terms of politics, technology and religion. However, we will instead explore the scientific basis to the possibilities of the existence of a gold fleeced ram. This article specifically addresses the biological and geochemical aspects to this multidisciplinary problem, and follows previous research carried out by this group regarding the physical and biophysical aspects.


Mythology; Biology; Physics; Thermodynamics; Auriferous animal; Golden Fleece

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