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250px-Cécrops Meyers

Cecrops I, an autochthonous ruler of Athens

200px-Kadmos dragon Louvre N3157

Cadmus slays the dragon. After sowing the dragon's teeth, several men (the Spartoi) spring from the ground

An Autochthon, or Autochthonous ([people sprung] from the earth itself) being is an entity born of the soil. Autochthonous entities are most notably present in Greek mythology and were often kings or progenitors of their people. Many autochthonous rulers are present in the Athenian monarchy.

Greek rulers detailed as autochthonous represent a living link to the land and mark them as the indigenous population.

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