Ancient Greek Mythology

Aegaeon & the Hecatoncheires from Greek Mythology

Aegaeon (Αἰγαίων), a son of Uranus by Gaea. Aegaeon and his brothers Gyges and Cottus are known under the name of the Uranids (Hes. Th. 502, &c.), and are described as huge monsters with a hundred arms [Hecatoncheires – ἑκατόγχειρες – in Greek] and fifty heads. (Apollod. 1.1.1; Hes. Th. 149, &c.) Most writers mention the …

Aegaeon & the Hecatoncheires from Greek Mythology Read More »

The Aeacides: Sons of Aeacus & Heroes of Greek Mythology

Also known as Aiakides or Aiakídai(Αἰακίδης), a patronymic name that derives from Aeacus, the son of Zeus and Aegina (daughter of River-God Asopus). The name Aecides or Aiakides is given to various of Aeacus’s descendants: Peleus: a son of Aeacus and Endeis, was king of the Myrmidons at Phthia in Thessaly. Peleus and Telamon resolved …

The Aeacides: Sons of Aeacus & Heroes of Greek Mythology Read More »

Acontius and Cyddipe: Marriage Vow Enforced by Artemis

Acontius (sometimes Akontius) was a beautiful youth of the island of Ceos. On one occasion he came to Delos to celebrate the annual festival of Artemis (or Diana), and fell in love with Cydippe, the daughter of a noble Athenian. When he saw her sitting in the temple attending to the sacrifice she was offering, …

Acontius and Cyddipe: Marriage Vow Enforced by Artemis Read More »

Acestes: Son of Ancient Sicilian River God named in Aeneid

Acestes, a son of the Sicilian river-god Crimisus and of a Trojan woman of the name of Egesta or Segesta (Vergil, Aeneid. 1.195, 550, 5.36, 711, &c.), who according to Servius was sent by her father Hippotes or Ipsostratus to Sicily, that she might not be devoured by the monsters [Greek invaders], which infested the territory of Troy, …

Acestes: Son of Ancient Sicilian River God named in Aeneid Read More »

Scroll to Top