In Greek mythology, Apsyrtus (or Absyrtus) of Colchis was a son of Aeetes. When his sister, Medea, ran off with Jason, the Argonauts and the Golden Fleece, she distracted Aeetes by killing Apsyrtus and scattering his dismembered body parts. Aeetes stopped chasing her to pick them all up.
Another version of the myth states that instead of Medea killing her brother, she told him she had been kidnapped and to rescue her from a certain spot. When he had been lured there, Jason ambushed him and killed him.
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