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King Laertes of Ithaca was the son of King Arcesius and Queen Chalcomedusa. He was the husband of Anticlea and father of Odysseus. An Argonaut in his day, Laertes participated in the Calydonian Boar Hunt but abdicated in favour of his son some time before the Trojan War. In the Odyssey, Laertes is found growing a tree, leaving administration to his daughter-in-law, Penelope of Sparta, his wife having died of grief for her son. He helps his son fend off the relatives of Penelope's suitors, killing some.

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Aeolid Genealogy in Greek mythology
 
 
 
 
Hellenes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aeolus
 
Enarete
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Erectheus of Athens
 
 
 
Boreas
 
Oreithyia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sisyphus
 
Salmoneus
 
Cretheus
 
Athamas
 
Arne
 
Poseidon
 
Alycone
 
Ceyx
 
Cephalus
 
Procris
 
Hermes
 
Chione
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sisyphids
 
Salmeonids
 
Cretheids
 
Athamanides
 
 
 
Aeolus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chalcomedusa
 
Arcesius
 
Amphithea
 
Autolycus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Icarius of Sparta
 
Laertes
 
 
 
 
 
Anticlea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Penelope
 
Odysseus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telemachus
Preceded by:
Arcesius
King of Ithaca
Mythic
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