AEACUSAlso known as AEACOS, AIAKOS
King of Attica, a small island with population problems.The son of ZEUS and AEGINA, he became king of the island after his mother was abandoned there by ZEUS after a fling. When his subjects were decimated by plague, he turned to his father for help.
To make up for his previous bad behavior, ZEUS went for a quick solution and turned all the island's ants into humans. These were known henceforth as the Myrmidons. His grandson ACHILLES later led them in battle during the Trojan War.
King AEACUS did have trouble with sons. Telamon and Peleus had to be banished for murdering the third one, Phocus. They wandered off and joined the Argonauts instead.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : Legendary Mortal
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : AEACOS, AIAKOS
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