•Protagonist •Foreigner •Daughter of a King (Princess) •Assisted Jason to capture the golden fleece •Sorceress •Had 2 children with Jason •Grandfather if Helios- the Sun God •Kills her 2 kids, King and Princess
•Married Medea •Left Medea and married Glauce to improve social status
•King of Corinth •Father of Glauce- Jason’s new wife •Banishes Medea from Corinth •Killed by Medea
•Composed of the women of Corinth, • The chorus chiefly serves as a commentator to the action •The chorus members fully sympathize with Medea's plight, excepting her eventual decision to murder her own children.
•Caretaker of the house, •The nurse of the children serves as Medea's confidant. •Her presence is mainly felt in the play's opening lament and in a few speeches addressing diverse subjects not entirely related to the action of the play.
•The King of Athens •Aegeus passes through Corinth •Medea offers him some fertility-inducing drugs in exchange for sanctuary in Athens. •His appearance marks a turning point in the play, for Medea moves from being a passive victim to an aggressor after she secures his promise of sanctuary.