Overview[edit | edit source]
The objective of this map, as described in the Golden Fleece unit's description, would be to capture the Golden Fleece, a unique Goat-type unit with a heroic glow. Then, the player/team would probably have to keep it under their control for a set period of time to win.
Unit[edit | edit source]
The Golden Fleece unit is still accessible in the Scenario Editor, and thus, a modder can potentially make a map based on it. It should be noted that despite having only 20 HP, this Goat is completely invulnerable to damage, even that inflicted from god powers.
Mythology[edit | edit source]
Phrixus and Helle were siblings, and greatly hated by their stepmother, Ino, who plotted to murder them. Nephele, their biological mother and a cloud goddess/nymph sent a magical, golden ram to fly (or swim) her children away from Ino's reach, to Colchis. As the ram reached the Dardanelles, Helle fell in and drowned (thus, renaming the sea to Hellespont, the sea of Helle).
Phrixus survived however, and reached Colchis. Aeetes (king of Colchis, brother of Circe and son of Helios) treated him with hospitality and married him to his daughter, Chalciope. Later, he sacrificed the ram to Zeus in gratitude, and offered the Fleece to Aeetes, guarded by a dragon.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In Greek mythology, the Golden Fleece was the skin of a gold-haired winged ram, not a living, glowing Goat.
- Curiously, there was an unused Ram model that would have been slightly more appropriate.
- Although the Golden Fleece unit has a hero glow, it is not a hero unit.