Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

SALMONEUS

Greek legendary mortal

Picture of the Greek legendary mortal Salmoneus from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

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.

Salmoneus Facts and Figures

Name: Salmoneus
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 912

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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