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Abantes,   a   powerful   family   from Euboea, named after the first of the line, Abas                                          Abderus,  son of Hermes, after whom the Thracian city of Abdera was named                                                Ablerus, a Troyan, killed by Antilochus                                                                                                       Absyrtus, son of Aeetes and Eidyia, brother of Medea                                                                                  Academus,  a  local   Attic   hero,   who pointed out to the Tyndaridae where Helen was to be found after she had been carried  off  by  Theseus   and Pirithous                                                                                            Acamas, son of Theseus and Phaedra, hero of the Troyan war                                                                         Acamas, son of Antenor, brother of Archelochus, Troyan leader in the Troyan war                                              Acamas, a Thracian, killed by Ajax the  Great                                                                                                 Acarnan, son of Alcmaeon and Callirrhoe                                                                                                       Acastus,  son  of  Pelias,  one  of   the Argonauts                                                                                           Achelous, river-god, eldest of the 3000 sons of Ocean us and Tethys; father of  the   Sirens,   according   to   one  branch of tradition                                                                                                                                  Achilles, son of Peleus and the Nereid Thetis, greatest Argive hero of the Troyan war                                         Acoetes, helmsman of the pirate ship on which  Dionysus was  abducted                                                         Acrisius, king of Argos, son of Abas and Aglaia; grandfather of Perseus, by whom he was accidentally killed       Actoris, one of Penelope's serving-women                                                                                                       Adamas, a Troyan, son of Asius, killed by Merionet                                                                                        Admetus, son of Pheres and Periclymene, husband of Alcestis, father of Eumelus; one of those who took part   in the hunt for the Calydonian boar; one of the Argonauts                                                                                Adrastus, king of Argos, son of Talaus; one of the Seven against Thebes
Adrastus, Troyan leader, son of Merops, killed by Diomedes
Adrastus, a Troyan, killed by Mene-laus
Aeetes, son of Helios and Perse, brother of Circe; husband of Eidvia, father of Medea and Absyrtus
Aegeus, son of Pandion and Pylia, father of Theseus
Aegialeus, son of Adrastus and Demonassa; one of the Epigoni, killed by Laodamas before Thebes
Aegisthus, son of Thyestes; paramour of Clytaemnestra and usurper of Agamemnon's throne
Aegle, one of the Hesperides
Aegyptius, an Ithacan, friend of Odysseus and Telemachus
Aella, one of the Amazons, killed by Heracles
Aeneas, son of Anchises and Aphrodite, husband of Creusa, father of Ascanius; a Troyan hero
Aeolus, son of Hippotes, father of Xuthus; friend of the gods and keeper of the winds
Aepytidae, the family name of the descendants of Aepytus, one of the descendants of Heracles
Aepytus, son of Cresphontes and Merope, a descendant of Heracles
Aerope, wife of Atreus, mother of Agamemnon and Menelaus
Aesacus, son of Priam and Arisbe, who predicted that Paris would bring about the downfall of Troy                  Aeson, son of Cretheus; half brother of Pelias; father of Jason                                                                   Aethe, name of one of the mares of Agamemnon                                                                                            Aethra, daughter of Pittheus, wife of Aegeus, mother of Theseus                                                                      Aethra, one of the handmaids of Helen                                                                                                          
Agamemnon, son of Atreus, brother of Menelaus; husband of Clytaemnestra, father of Orestes and Electra;      leader of the Argives in the Troyan war                                                                                                            Agapenor, king of Tegea, son of Ancaeus; leader of the Arcadians in the Troyan war                                        
Agave, daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, wife of Echion, mother of Pentheus, who killed her son in a              
Bacchic frenzy                                                                                                                    
Agelaus, the slave of Priam who was commanded to expose the infant Paris, bat who reared him as his own child
Agelaus, a Troyan, son of Phradmon, killed by Diomedes                                                                              Agelaus of Miletus, killed by Meges                                                                                                            Agelaus, son of Damastor, one of Penelope's suitors                                                                            Agenor, son of Poseidon and Libya, father of Europa                                                                                    Agenor, son of Phegeus, brother of Pronous and Arsinoe                                                                                Agenor, a Troyan hero, son of Antenor and Theano                                                                                        Ajax, son of Telamon and Eriboea, known as Ajax the Great; Argive hero of the Troyan war                          Ajax, son of Oileus, known as Ajax the Less or Ajax the Locrian; Argive hero of the Troyan war                      Alcathous, Troyan leader, son-in-law of Anchises killed by Idomeneus or, by another branch of tradition, by Achilles
                                                                                                                                            Alcestis, daughter of Pelias famed for her tender love for her husband
                                                           Admetus and her voluntary death on his behalf                                                                                                Alcibia, an Amazon, killed by Diomedes                                                                                                        Alcimedon, son of Laerces, one of the leaders of the Myrmidons under Patroclus                                             Alcimenes, son of Jason and Medea                                                                                                             Alcimus, a Myrmidon, one of Achilles' charioteers                                                                                           Alcinous, king of the Phaeacians, husband of Arete, father of Nausicaa                                                            Alcippe, an Amazon, killed by Heracles                                                                                                         Alcmaeon, son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle, one of the Epigoni                                                                       Alcmaeon, an Argive, son of Thestor, killed by Sarpedon                                                                                 Alcmene, daughter of Electryon, wife of Amphitryon; mother of Heracles by Zeus                                              Alcon, a Troyan, son of Megacles                                                                                                                  Alcyoneus, son of Uranus and Gaea; one of the most powerful of the giants, who could not be overtaken by       death in his own birthplace                                                                                                                             Alphenor, son of Niobe and Amphion, killed by Apollo                                                                                     Althaea, wife of Oeneus king of Calydon, mother of Meleager                                                                           Amalthea, a nymph who possessed a miraculous horn of plenty, which she gave to the river god Achelous         when his own was broken off by Heracles                                                                                                        Amphialus, a Phaeacian, son of Polyneus                                                                                                     Amphiaraus, father of Alcmaeon; a renowned seer, one of the Seven against Thebes                                        Amphiclus, a Troyan, killed by Meges                                                                                                           Amphidamas, son of Lycurgus, one of the Argonauts                                                                                     Amphilochus, son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle, brother of Alcmaeon, one of the Epigoni                                    Amphimachus, son of Cteatus, one of the Argive leaders to the Troyan war killed by Hector                               Amphimachus, son of Nomlon brother of Nastes  one of the Troyan allies                                                         Amphimedon, son of Melaneus one of Penelope's suitors                                                                               Amphinomus, son of Nisus, one of Penelope's suitors                                                                                    Amphion, son of Antiope by Zeus, husband of Niobe; he fitted together the walls of Thebes by the music of his  lyre                                                                                                                                                              Amphitryon, son of Alcaeus, grandson of Perseus; husband of Alcmene, stepfather of Heracles                         Amphius, a Troyan ally, killed by Ajax the Great                                                                                             Amphoterus, son of Alcmaeon and Callirrhoe, brother of Acarnan                                                                     Amycus, king of the Bebrycians, who challenged every stranger to a boxing match                                            Ancaeus, son of Lycurgus; one of those who took part in the hunt for the Calydonian boar; one of the Argonaut    Anchialus, an Argive, killed by Hector                                                                                                            Anchises, son of Capys and Themis, father of Aeneas by his union with Aphrodite                                             Androgeos, son of Minos and Pasiphae                                                                                                         Andromache, daughter of Eetion, wife of Hector, mother of Astyanax; distinguished by her tender love for her    husband                                                                                                                                                       Andromeda, daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, saved from a sea-monster by Perseus                                 Antaeus, giant, son of Poseidon and Gaea; killed by Heracles                                                                         Anteia, wife of Proetus of Tiryns, daughter of Iobates                                                                                       Antenor, son of Aesyetes and Cleomestra, husband of Theano one of the most honored of the Troyan                elders                                                                                                                                                           Anticlea, daughter of Autolycus, wife of Laertes, mother of Odysseus                                                              
Antigone, daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, sister of Polynices and Eteocles; famous for her defense of divine  or natural law as opposed by man-made law
Antilochus, son of Nestor and Anaxlbia, distinguished for his beauty and bravery; one of the the friends of Achilles
Antimachus, a Troyan, bribed by Paris to oppose the return of Helen to the Argives
Antimachus, one of the Argive heroes who concealed themselves in the wooden horse
Antinous, son of Eupeithes, most shameless of Penelope's suitors                                                           Antiphates, king of the Laestrygonians
Antiphus, an old friend of Odysseus
Antiphus, son of Aegyptius, one of the companions of Odysseus
Antiphus, son of Heracles and Laothoe
Antiphus, sod of Priam and Hecuba, killed by Agamemnon                                                                          Antiphus, son of Talaemenes, leader of the Maeonians in the Troyan war
Antiphus, son of Thessalus and Chalciope
Aphareus, an Argive, son of Caletor, killed by Aeneas
Aphrodite, the goddess of love, born from the foam which sprang up when Cronus cast the mutilated members of his father Uranus Into the sea; according to another tradition, she was the daughter of Zeus and Dione
Apis, properly an Egyptian god, but taken over into Greek mythology as Epaphus, the son of Zeus and Io (Isis)
Apisaon, a Paeonian, son of Hippasus, killed by Lycomedes
Apisaon, a Troyan, son of Phausius, killed by Eurypylus
Apollo, Greek god of the sun, son of Zeus and Leto, brother of Artemis; known also as Phoebus, or Phoebus Apollo, and Helios
Arcesilaus, a Boeotian friend of Menestheus, killed by Hector
Archelocbus, a Troyan, son of Antenor , killed by Ajax the Great                                                             Archemorus, see Opheltes
Archeptolemus, a Troyan son of Iphitus , killed by Teucer
                                                                            Arcilycus, a Troyan, killed by Patroclus                                                                                                  Areithous, a Troyan, killed by Achilles                                                                                                       Ares, the god of war, son of Zeus and Hera                                                                                                   Aretaon, a Troyan, killed by Teucer                                                                                                               Arete, wife of Alcinous king of the Phaeacians, mother of Nausicaa                                                              Aretus, son of Priam, killed by Automedon                                                                                              Argia, daughter of Adrastus and Amphithea, wife of Polynice                                                                    Argia, daughter of Autesion, wife of the Heraclid Aristodemus                                                                        Argiope, daughter of King Teuthras of Mysia, first wife of Telephus                                                            Argonauts, the name given to the group of men whom Jason led in search of the golden fleece                   Argus, the hundred-eyed monster whom Hera set to watch Io                                                                        Argus, son of Arestor and Argia; the builder of the Argo                                                                                  Argus, son of Phrixus and Chalciope, grandson of Aeetes                                                                         Argus, the faithful dog of Odysseus                                                                                                         Ariadne, daughter of Minos and Pasiphae, elder sister of Phaedra                                                                   Arion, one of the horses of Adrastus, with which he set out against Thebes                                           Aristodemus, son of Aristomachus, one of the descendants of Heracles                                              Aristomachus, son of Cleodaeus, one of the descendants of Heracles                                                         Arnaeus, see Irus                                                                                                                                      Arsinoe, daughter of Phegeus, wife of Alcmaeon                                                                                             Artemis, Greek goddess of the moon and of the chase, daughter of Zeus and Leto, sister of Apollo                     Ascalaphus, son of Acheron and Gorgyra betrayer of Persephone                                                                    Ascalaphus,  son of  Ares and Astyoche, an Argive, killed by Deipbobus                                                          Ascanius,  of Phrygia, ally of the Troyans                                                                                                       Ascanius, son of Aeneas and Creusa                                                                                                             Asius, son of Hyrtacus, a Troyan leader, killed by Idomeneus                                                                          
Asius, son of Dymas, brother of Hecuba
Asteropaeus, a Paeonian, son of Pelegon, ally of the Troyans, killed by Achilles
Astyanax, son of Hector and Andromache
Astynous, a Troyan, killed by Dlomedes
Astyoche, daughter of Priam, second wife of Telephus, mother of Eurypylus
Atalanta, daughter of lasus and Clymene, companion of Artemis
Athene, Greek goddess of wisdom and of battle, sprung from, the head of Zeus; known also as Pallas or Pallas Athene
Atlas, carrier of the sky; son of the Titan Iapetus and Clymene, brother of Prometheus
Atreus, son of Pelops and Hippodamia, grandson of Tantalus; brother of Thyestes, father of Agamemnon and Menelaus
Atridae, the name sometimes given to Agamemnon and Menelaus, the sons of Atreus
Atymnius, a Troyan, killed by Antilochus
Augeas, son of Helios or Poseidon; one of the Argonauts; the cleaning of his stables formed one of the labors of Heracles
Autolycus, a noted thief and deceiver; father of Anticlea, maternal grandfather of Odysseus
Automedon, son of Diores, friend and charioteer of Achilles                                                                        Autonoe, handmaid of Penelope                                                                                                                    Axius, a Paeonian river-god, grand father of Asteropaeus
Axylus, a Troyan, son of Teuthras, killed by Diomedes






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