King Aeëtes was the son of the sun Titan, Helios, and the Oceanid, Perseis. Aeëtes founded his city, Colchis, during the Golden Age of Man before the Titans fell. King Aeëtes lived a long time due to his godly blood and due to the magic spells of his daughter, Medea. When she abandoned him, Aeëtes turned to dark magic himself to extend his life. He became an undead monster, hunted by Hades. Throughout history Aeëtes seemed to be on the wrong side of every war. This eventually resulted in his death during the First Alliance War.
During the Heroic Age, King Aeëtes was gifted the Golden Fleece. He displayed it on a tree in his castle grove, guarded by a fierce dragon. Travelers came from across the world to see and to attempt to steal the Golden Fleece. Eventually Jason and the Argonauts succeeded with the help of Aeëtes’s daughter, Medea. She prevented Aeëtes from pursuing the Argonauts by cutting her brother, Absyrtus, into pieces and discarding them as they failed away. King Aeëtes stopped to gather his son’s corpse, allowing the thieves to escape.
After his son’s murder and the theft of his city’s prized possession Aeëtes panicked and immediately sought out a way to extend his natural life. He found his answer in undeath. Aeëtes forced the city magician to transform him into a Curst. With eternity on his side, Aeëtes studied as many magical tomes as he could get his hands on in order to increase his inhumane might. He later had his eternal power increased by having himself spellstitched.Continue reading