The Argo

The ship used by the Argonauts on their heroic voyage for the golden fleece.  It was named after the ship's creator, Argus.  The Argo was a fifty-oared ship, which had the amazing ability to speak.  This was because Athena fitted the prow with a beam of oak from Dodona, where there was an oracle of Zeus.  At this oracle, priests would interpret the "talking" of the oaks, as the wind whistled through their leaves.


  1. ApollodorusBibliotece.