The son of Helios and Perse (Perseis),1 although others mention Persa2 or Antiope3 as his mother. His wife is Idyia by whom he is the father of Absyrtus, Chalciope, and Medea.4 Aeëtes was the king of Colchis and it was during his reign that Phrixus brought tither the Golden Fleece, from where it was later removed by the Argonauts.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 9.1; Hesiod. Theogony, 957.
- Hyginus. Fabulae: Preface, 14 (ed. Staveren).
- Scholiast on Pindar's Olympian Odes xiii, 52.
- Hesiod. Theogony, 960.; Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 9, 23.
- Hyginus, l.c.; Pseudo-Apollodorus, l.c.; Homer. Odyssey x, 136 ff.; Cicero. On the Nature of the Gods iii, 19.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 9.28.
- Aken, Dr. A.R.A. van. (1961). Elseviers Mythologische Encyclopedie. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.