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Abantes

Euboean tribe; named for Abas; colonized cities in Ionia. Asia Minor

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Abas

king of Argos; son of Lynceus and Hypermnestra; married Aglaea; Acrisius and Proetus were sons

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Abderus

son of Hermes and Opus; Heracles left him to guard the Mares of Diomedes, he was eaten by them

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Abydus

city on Asian side of Hellespont; sided with Troy; home of Leander

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Acacallis or Acalle

Daughter of Minos and Pasiphae; banished by her follow for becoming pregnant by Apollo; Had Amphithemis/Garamas; Also had other sons (Cydon, Miletus)

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Acamas

Son of Theseus and Phaedra; sent to Kind Elephenor in Euboea with Demophon; married Phyllis

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Acarnan

son of Alceon and Callirrhoe

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Acastus

King of Iolcus; Only son of Pelias; went with Argonauts; participated in Calydonian boar hunt1

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Acestes

A king of Eryx, in Western Sicily; son of a Trojan and Crinisus

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Achaeus

son of Xuthus; brother was Ion

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Achates

Companion of Aeneas

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Achelous

river in southwestern Greece; he fought Hercules for the hand of Deianeira; father of Sirens

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Acheron

river in Underworld; represented pain

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Acoetes

sailor who tried to fight Dionysus and was spared from turning into a dolphin

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Acrisius

son of Abas and Aglaea; shared the kingdom to Argos with his brother Proeteus

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Acteon

son of Aristaeus and Atonoe; turned into stag for seeing Artemis bathing; killed by his own dogs

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Acte or Actea

the original name for Attica

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Actor (1)

son of Deion and Diomede; father of Aegina, Menoetius (argonaut), Patroclus

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Actor (2)

son of Phorbas and Hyrmina; brother of Augeias; father of Cteatus and Eurytus

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Acter (3)

An argonaut; son of Hippasus

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Actor (4)

king of Phthia; son of Myrmidon and Peisidice; welcomed Peleus to Phthia and left him to rule

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Admetus

king of Pherae; son of Pheres; went on the Calydonian boar hunt and was an argonaut; helped Jason usurp the throne from Pelias; Apollo favored him and made all of his cows have twins

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Admetus and Alcestis

Admetus won the hand of Alcestis, Pelias' daughter, thru Apollo, because Apollo yoked a boar and a lion for him; bore him Eumelus; he was very ill and was told his death would be delayed if he found an alternate; Alcestis sacrificed herself but Heracles wrestled Thanatos to get Alcestis back

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Adonis

son of Cinyras or Theias and his dauther Myrrha; emerged from a myrrh tree; loved by Aphrodite and Persephone; spent half the year in Hades and the other above ground; he was gored by a boar while hunting; the red anemone sprung from his blood

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Adrasteia

nymph on the Cretan Mount Ida; daughter of Melissus; received Zeus when he was an infant; fed him milk from the goat Adrasteia and gave him a ball; she was aided by Idaea and Curetes

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Adrastus (1)

king of Argos and leader of the 7 Against Thebes; son of Talaus and Lysimache; bore two Aegialeus and Cyanippus and three daughters Argeia, Deipyle, and Aegialeia by his niece Amphithea; became king of Sicyon after Polybus; rode Arion (saved him during the 7 Against Thebes); died at Megara of grief and old age

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Adrastus (2)

Son of Polyneices and Argeia; one of the Epigoni

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Aeacus

first king of Aegina; son of Zeus and Aegina; he asked for companions from his father because he was alone on an island; changed ants into people (called the Myrmidons)

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Aeaea

island home of Circe

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Aeetes

king of Colchis; son of Helios and Perse; brother of Pasiphae and Circe; father Medea, Absyrtus and Iophassa

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Aegeus

king of Athens; father of Theseus; didn't have any heirs after his first two wives; went to the oracle and then a friend King Pittheus; Pittheus set him up with his daughter Aethra and she bore Theseus; married Medea

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Aegialeia

Daughter of Adrastus and Amphithea; married Diomedes; committed adultery with Cometes

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Aegialus (1)

son of Inachus and Melia; said to have founded the land of the Sicyonians

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Aegialeus (2)

the eldest son of Adrastus and Amphithea; the only leader of the Epigoni to die; killed by Laodamas

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Aegimius

king of the Dorians; gave part of his land to Heracles descendants in return for Heracles' help

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Aegina

daughter of Asopus; seduced by Zeus and bore Aeacus; Hera killed Aegina leaving Aeacus unprotected on Oenone

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Aegisthus

son of Thyestes by his daughter Pelopia; killed Atreus; seduced Clytemnestra after Agamemnon left; fathered Erigone; Orestes killed him

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Aegyptus

king of Egypt; he was a twin son of Belus and Anchonoe; his twin brother Danaus had his daughters kill Aegyptus' sons

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Aeson

son of Crethus and Tyro; his half-brother seized the throne of Iolchis even though he was supposed to have it; his wife Alcimide bore Jason

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Aethalides

the herald of the Argonauts; son of Hermes and Eupolemeia; his only deed was persuading the Lemnian women to permit the Argonauts to stay the night

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Aethlius

son of Zeus an Protogeneia

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Agepenor

king of Tegea in Arcadia; son of Ancaeus; fought in the Trojan War; founded the city of Paphos after the war

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Agasthenes

king of Elis

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Agave

daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia; bore Pentheus to Echion; sister of Autonoe, Ino, and Semele; she and her sisters tore Pentheus into pieces

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Agenor (1)

king of a Tyre or Sidon; son of Libya and Poseidon; married Telephassa who bore Europa, Cadmus, Phoenix, Cilix, Phineus, and Thasus

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Agenor (2)

king of Argos; son of Ecbasus and father of Panoptes;

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Agenor (3)

another name for Andromeda's betrothed who was killed by Perseus

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Agenor (4)

son of Pleuron and Xanthippe; married Epicaste

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Agenor (5)

son of Antenor; bravest of the Trojan soldiers; dueled Achilles for the safety of the Trojans

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Aglaea

daughter of Martineus and mother by Abas of the twins Acrisius and Proetus

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Agraulus or Aglaurus (1)

daughter of Actaeus; married Cecrops and bore Erysichthon, Agraulus, Herse, Pandrosus