Thymoetes

Thymoetes

In Greek mythology, there were at least three different people named Thymoetes (Ancient Greek: Θυμοίτης).

  • Thymoetes, one of the elders of Troy (also spelled Thymoitos)[1] son of Laomedon[2] A soothsayer had predicted that, on a certain day, a boy would be born by whom Troy would be destroyed. On that very day Paris was born to Priam, king of Troy, and Munippus to Thymoetes. Priam ordered Munippus and his mother Cilla to be killed in order to prevent the prophecy from being fulfilled while sparing his own son.[3] It is believed that Thymoetes, in order to avenge his family, advised to draw the wooden horse into the city.[4]
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Apheidas
King of Athens Succeeded by
Melanthus

References

  1. ^ Homer, Iliad, 3. 146
  2. ^ Dictys Cretensis, 4. 22
  3. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 315
  4. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 2. 31
  5. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2. 18. 9
  6. ^ Tzetzes, Chiliades, 1. 182
  7. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 12. 364