Parthenopeus

Parthenopeus

Parthenopeus

Parthenopeus was one of the leaders that participated in the story of the Seven Against Thebes in Greek mythology. He was the son of Atalanta and either Hippomenes, Meleager or Ares. Her mother left him on Mount Parthenius, so that she would hide the fact that she was no longer virgin. This is where his name comes from, meaning seemingly virginal. The boy was saved by a shepherd and raised to adulthood.

Parthenopeus joined in the war against Thebes, during which he was confronted at the gate by Actor. He was killed by Periclymenus or Amphidicus, who threw a load of stones on his head.

See Also: Seven Against Thebes, Atalanta, Meleager, Ares

Parthenopeus Q&A

Who was Parthenopeus?

Parthenopeus was one of the leaders that participated in the story of the Seven Against Thebes in Greek mythology. He was the son of Atalanta and either Hippomenes, Meleager or Ares.

Who were the parents of Parthenopeus?

The parents of Parthenopeus were Meleager and Atlanta.

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