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The Argo was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed to retrieve the Golden Fleece. For more information on their journey, see Jason.

The Argo was built by Argus. The Argo had the gifts of speech and prophecy because it was made of oak wood from the oracle at Dodona.

The constellation Argo Navis represented the Argo; it has since been broken up among the ship's sails, keel and stern.

Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica I, 18-227, 519-30; Apollodorus. Bibliotheke I, 16.

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