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Aries is a zodiac constellation that lies north of Pisces and Cetus and south of Triangulum and Perseus. Aries is recalled in the story of the ram with the golden fleece provided by Mercury that bore Phryxus and Helle, children of King Athamas and Queen Nephele of Thessaly, away from their evil step-mother. The ram took the children on a wonderful trip through the sky. As they were leaving Eupore, Helle fell into the sea and died at a place thereafter known as Hellespont, now called the Dardanelles. The golden fleece was the object of the quest by Jason and the Argonauts.