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Aeolus
(508 words)

(Αἴολος; Aíolos).

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[1] Eponym of the Aeolean tribe

Eponym of the Aeolean tribe. Son of Hellen (Hes. fr. 9 MW), grandson of  Deucalion, whose many genealogical connections help to give structure to the mythical worldview of the Greeks, including geographically. His brothers Dorus and Xythos emigrate, A. is king in the paternal Magnesia/Thessaly. By Enarete, daughter of Deimachus, he has many children: the sons Cretheus, Athamas,  Sisyphus, Salmon…

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Scheer, Tanja (Rome), Bremmer, Jan N. (Groningen) and Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), “Aeolus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 30 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e110450>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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