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Erichthonius (Erictanus) King of Dardania [5505]
(1420 B.C.-1368 B.C.)
Astyoche of Dardania [5506]
Scamander [59968]
Idaea [59969]
Tros King of Troy [5503]
(1375 B.C.-1328 B.C.)
Callirhoe [5504]
Ilus King of Troy [5501]
(-1279 B.C.)


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Eurydike [5502]

Ilus King of Troy [5501] 24,595,596,597

  • Marriage: Eurydike [5502]
  • Died: 1279 B.C.

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Founder of Troy

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.

Ilus, son of Tros, founded the city of Ilium (Troy) that he called after himself. Ilus 2 went to Phrygia , and taking part in games that at the time were held by the king, he won a victory in wrestling. As a prize, he received fifty youths and as many maidens, and the king, obeying an oracle, gave him also a cow, and asked him to found a city wherever the cow should lie down. The cow rested in the hill of Ate, and in that spot Ilus built the city which he called Ilium. Then he prayed to Zeus that a sign might be shown to him, and he saw the Palladium fallen from heaven and lying before his tent. Ilus was then blinded, for the Palladium might not be looked upon by any man. But later, when he had made offerings to the goddess, he recovered his sight.

In this way, the kingdom of Dardanus 1 and Erichthonius 1 was divided, because while Ilus 2 became king of Ilium (Troy), his brother Assaracus continued to be king of the Dardanians.


Ilus married Eurydike [5502] [MRIN: 1747], daughter of Adrastus [59967] and Unknown.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Eurydice married Ilus Founder Of Troy, son of Tros and Callirhoe. (Ilus Founder Of Troy died in 1279 B.C..)

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