Hippolytus

Hippolytus

Hippolytus was a figure in Greek mythology, son of the hero Theseus and either Antiope or the Amazon queen Hippolyta. According to the myth, Phaedra, the second wife of Theseus, tried to seduce Hippolytus, but he rejected her. For revenge, Phaedra told Theseus that it was Hippolytus that tried to rape her. Theseus, enraged at the actions of his son, cursed Hippolytus using one of the three wishes he was granted by the god Poseidon. The god then sent a sea monster that freaked the horses on which Hippolytus was on; as a result, he was dragged to death. Concerning Phaedra's fate, there are two versions; one has it that she killed herself and left a suicide note in which she accused Hippolytus of raping her. The other version says that she committed suicide out of guilt.

See Also: Theseus, Phaedra, Artemis, Phaedra and Hippolytus

Hippolytus Q&A

Who was Hippolytus?

Hippolytus was a figure in Greek mythology, son of the hero Theseus and either Antiope or the Amazon queen Hippolyta. According to the myth, Phaedra, the second wife of Theseus, tried to seduce Hippolytus, but he rejected her.

Who were the parents of Hippolytus?

The parents of Hippolytus were Theseus and Hippolyta.

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