The Smelliest Women of Ancient Greece: Jason and the Argonauts Get Fragrant

Aphrodite had some nasty tricks in her repertoire for those who she thought failed to revere her adequately. None were perhaps so foul as her punishment for Hypsipyle and the ladies of Lemnos. On the upside, this putrid punishment did pave the way for welcoming Jason and his Argonauts to the Greek island and providing them with some very warm hospitality indeed. The heroes could hardly bring themselves to leave.

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