What was Medea’s heritage? January 4, 2012 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: Literature 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 PostsWhat was Kate Chopin’s ethnic heritage?