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SALMONEUS

A picture showing the legend of SALMONEUS taken from our Greek mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Greek Gods, Greek Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Mortal who faked an artificial Zeus

Brother of SISYPHUS, he tried to emulate the might of ZEUS by dragging chains to make thunder noises and throwing lighted torches around to simulate lightning.

Extremely irritated by this breach of copyright, ZEUS hit him with a genuine thunderbolt — and then burnt down the city of Salmone as it no longer had a ruler.

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Article last updated on 03 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT SALMONEUS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : SALMONEUS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : Legendary Mortal
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 345

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