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Aeacus and Telamon

King Aeacus was the son of Zeus and king of the Aeginetans. He helped Apollo and Poseidon build Troy's walls and it was prophesised his descendants would be the only ones able to break through its walls. He was the father of Peleus and Telamon, grandfather of Achilles and Ajax.

He was beloved of the gods and when a drought parched all of Greece, the Delphic oracle proclaimed the drought would cease only if Aeacus himself would pray for it to. When Aeacus did, his prayers were answered and he later erected a temple to his divine father on Mount Panhellion. His descendants, the Aeacidae, would be influential during the Trojan War. He later became a judge of the Underworld with Minos and Rhadamanthys, Cretan kings.

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Aeacidae Genealogy in Greek mythology
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zeus
 
Aegina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aeacus
 
Endeis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peleus
 
Thetis
 
Telamon
 
Periboea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deidamia
 
Achilles
 
 
 
 
 
Ajax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neoptolemus
 
Liriope
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Molossus
Preceded by:
None (Title Created)
King of Aegina
Mythic
Succeeded by
Telamon

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