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Homeric world (10)

Greeks of the Homeric Catalogue of Ships

Trojan War

Hyrmine participated in the Trojan War and is listed in the Homeric Catalogue of Ships (Il. 2.616).


Kings

Actor & Molione

Actor was the son of Phorbas, brother of Augeas, husband of Molione and father of Cteatus and Eurytus (Il. 23.638). He was murdered by Herakles. He founded the city of Hyrmina in the honour of his mother (Paus. 5,1,11).



Heroes

Moliones - Actoriones

Cteatus and Eurytus were called Moliones and Actoriones because they were the sons of Molione and Actor (Od. 11.709 & 750). They were slain by Heracles, because they were rivals in the war against Augeas (Paus. 2,15,1).


   Molionidae, (Molionidai) and Moliones. Eurytus and Cteatus, the sons of Actor (whence they were also called Actoridae), or else of Poseidon and Molione. (Homer [ Il.xi. 750] calls them by the dual and double name Actorione Molione.) As boys they fought against Nestor and the men of Pylos. When they had grown up, they defeated the army of Heracles that threatened their uncle Augeas, but were killed by the former near Cleonae in Argolis. In Homer their sons Thalpius and Antimachus are the chieftains of the Epeians before Troy. A later legend describes them as having only one body but two heads.

This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Nov 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Molionides : Perseus Encyclopedia


Eurytus

He was the son of Actor or Poseidon by Molione, brother of Cteatus (Il. 2.621), with whom he undertook an expedition against the Pylians and Nestor in order to help Augeas (Il. 11.709).


Eurytus, a son of Actor and Molione of Elis. (Hom. Il. ii. 621; Apollod. ii 7.2; Paus. ii. 15.1; Eurip. Iph. Aul. 270).


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Cteatus

He was the son of Actor or Poseidon by Molione, brother of Eurytus, with whom he undertook an expedition against the Pylians and Nestor as help to Augeas (Il. 2.621, 11.709).


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