Polydorus

related topics
{son, year, death}
{god, call, give}
{war, force, army}

In Greek mythology, Polydorus (Greek: Πολύδωρος, i.e. "many-gift[ed]") referred to several different people.

His death is also alluded to in Virgil's "Aeneid", when Aeneas encounters a tree that bleeds while on his quest to found a new home for the Trojan people.

Polydorus is also the name of an Agiad King of Sparta. He was preceded by Alcmenes and succeeded by Eurycrates, reigning in the 7th century BC. He fought in the latter part of the First Messenian War, alongside the Eurypontid king Theopompus.

According to Plutarch's [Life of Lycurgus] (Section 8), Polydorus may have had a role in reorganising the distribution of land in Laconia.

Full article ▸

related documents
Tyro
Chryseis
Euryclea
Naboth
Lavinia
Laertes
Augeas
Melite
Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator
Abinadab
Aratus
Pyrrha
Aedesius
Abner
Kul Tigin
Cumhall
Astydameia
Atropos
Aífe
Latinus
Neleus
Pentheus
Trimalchio
Agrius
Fódla
Zedekiah
Tizoc
Alexander Aetolus
Richard Whittington
Hypsipyle