What was Medea’s heritage? July 7, 2020 by Pamela Landy Medea was the Princess of Colchis and the wife of Jason, the King of Iolcus. Her father was King Aeetes of Colchis. Medea, by Euripides, was first performed in 431 B.C. Related Answers Did Peter Falk, aka Lieutenant Columbo, ever appear on the series “Mrs. Columbo” (NBC, 1979)? What are the Ten Commandments? Who were the fathers of Rita Hayworth’s two daughters? Why was Sisyphus of Greek mythology punished? What was Kate Chopin’s ethnic heritage?