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(Τυνδάρεως/Tyndáreōs). Mythical king of Sparta, son of Oebalus [1] and the Naïad Bateia (Hes. fr. 199) or of Perieres [1] and Gorgophone [3] (Stesich. PMGF fr. 227). After his father's death, T. is driven from Sparta by his (half-?)brother Hippocoon (Apollod. 3,124; Str. 10,2,24), and seeks refuge in Messenia (Paus. 3,1,4) or Aetolia with king Thestius, who gives him the hand of his daughter Leda (Hom. Od. 2,298). Heracles [1] subsequently kills Hippocoon and his twelve sons, thereby restoring T.' rule over Sparta (Alcm. fr. 23; Ibycus fr. 41; Apol…

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Zimmermann, Sylvia, “Tyndareos”, 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 09 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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