Capys of Dardania


In Roman and Greek mythology, Capys (Ancient Greek: Κάπυς) was a king of Dardania during the Iliad and Aeneid.[1]

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Family


He was the son of Assaracus[2][3][4][5] by either Hieromneme (naiad daughter of Simois)[6] or Clytodora.[7] Capys succeeded his father as king over the Dardanians and married a Hieromneme [7] or his cousin Themiste, the daughter of Ilus, founder of Troy. With her, he fathered Anchises and Acoetes.[8] The former son who was a handsome lad later become the beloved of the goddess Aphrodite and the father of the famous Aeneas while the latter one, became the father of the priest Laocoon. In some versions of the myth, Capys was the brother of Ganymede while his mother Hieromneme was also called his wife.[7]

Mythology


Capys or a different Capys, founded the city of Capua.[9]

Family tree


OceanusTethys
AtlasPleioneScamanderIdaeaSimoeis
Zeus/JupiterElectraTeucer
DardanusBatea
IlusErichthoniusAstyoche
CallirrhoeTros
IlusGanymedeAssaracusHieromneme
LaomedonThemisteCapys
PriamAnchisesAphrodite/VenusLatinus
Creusa of TroyAeneasLavinia
AscaniusSilvius
SilviusAeneas Silvius
Brutus of BritainLatinus Silvius
Alba
Atys
Capys
Capetus
Tiberinus Silvius
Agrippa
Romulus Silvius
Aventinus
Procas
NumitorAmulius
Ares/MarsRhea Silvia
HersiliaRomulusRemus

Notes


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Categories: Kings in Greek mythology | Trojans | Princes in Greek mythology




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