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Tros King of Troy [5503]
(1375 B.C.-1328 B.C.)
Callirhoe [5504]
Adrastus [59967]
Ilus King of Troy [5501]
(-1279 B.C.)
Eurydike [5502]
Laomedon King of Troy [4781]
(-1235 B.C.)


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Placia (Strymo) of Troy [5500]

Laomedon King of Troy [4781] 24,595,596,597,598,599

  • Marriage: Placia (Strymo) of Troy [5500]
  • Died: 1235 B.C. 600

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When Laomedon 1 was king of Troy, Apollo and Poseidon decided to put him to the test. Assuming the likeness of mortal men, the two gods undertook to fortify Troy for wages. But when the work was done, King Laomedon 1 would not pay their wages. So Apollo sent a pestilence, and Poseidon sent a sea-monster that snatched away the people of the plain. The oracles foretold deliverance from these calamities if Laomedon 1 would expose his daughter Hesione 2 to be devoured by the sea-monster. So he, more obedient of this oracle than of his agreement with the gods, exposed Hesione 2 to the monster by fastening her to the rocks near the sea. When Heracles 1 saw her exposed, he promised to save her on condition of receiving from Laomedon 1 the mares which Zeus had given in compensation for the rape of Ganymedes . Once again Laomedon 1 promised to pay for the service, and Heracles 1 killed the monster and saved Hesione 2 . But when this was accomplished, Laomedon 1 would not give the agreed reward.

For this reason, Heracles 1 made war on Troy one generation before the well known Trojan War . This attack on Troy, Heracles 1 did it in conjunction with, among others, Telamon, father of Ajax 1 .Heracles 1 deployed eighteen ships with fifty oars each, that is, an insignificant fleet compared to the one that sailed against Troy one generation after [see ACHAEAN LEADERS for details about this fleet]. After some fight, the town was besieged, and shortly after Telamon, who was the first to breach in the wall, entered the city. After him came Heracles 1 , who killed Laomedon 1 and his sons except for young Priam 1, who was then appointed king of Troy. The king's daughter Hesione 2 was given to Telamon as a prize. Hesione 2 is mother of Teucer 1, who became leader of the Salaminians against Troy one generation after.


Troy (Asia Minor), also Ilium (ancient Ilion), famous city of Greek legend, on the northwestern corner of Asia Minor, in present-day Turkey. The legendary founder of the city was Ilus, the son of Tros, from whom the name Troy was derived. The son and successor of Ilus was Laomedon, who was slain by the hero Hercules, when Hercules captured the city. It was during the reign of Laomedon's son Priam that the famous Trojan War occurred, which resulted in the capture and destruction of the city.

Laomedon , in Greek mythology, king of Troy. When Laomedon failed to pay Poseidon, Apollo, and King Aeacus for building the walls of Troy, Poseidon sent a sea monster to ravage the land. Total catastrophe could be averted only by the sacrifice of Laomedon's daughter, Hesione. Laomedon offered Hercules a pair of immortal horses if he would rescue his daughter. Hercules slew the sea monster and saved Hesione but Laomedon refused to give him the horses. In revenge, Hercules sacked Troy and killed Laomedon and all his sons except Priam, who became the new king of Troy.

This lineage is from the Icelandic prose Edda.


Laomedon married Placia (Strymo) of Troy [5500] [MRIN: 1426].

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