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Title(s) Nestor of Gerenia
Consort Eurydice (or Anaxibia)
Parents Neleus and Chloris
Sibling(s) Pero, Periclymenus, Alastor
Children Peisistratus, Thrasymedes, Pisidice, Polycaste, Stratichus, Aretus, Echephron, Antilochus

Nestor (Greek: Νέστωρ) was the son of Neleus and Chloris. He is the grandson of Poseidon and became the king of Pylos after Heracles killed Neleus and Nestor's siblings. His wife was Eurydice or Anaxibia. His children were Peisistratus, Thrasymedes, Pisidice, Polycaste, Stratichus, Aretus, Echephron, and Antilochus.

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Nestor was one of the oldest and wisests Argonauts who helped fight the centaurs and was in the hunt for the
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Nestor, most notable of the kings of Messenia and Pylos

Calydonian Boar.

When the Trojan War began, Nestor was old and was believed to have been 110 years old. He was known for his eloquence and bravery. His two sons, Antilochus and Thrasymedes fought along the side of the Achaeans in the war. In Homer's Iliad, he gave advice to the young warriors and suggested and advised that Agamemnon and Achilles reconcile. Though he is too old for battle, he leads the Pylian soldiers via his chariot. One of his horses are killed with an arrow by Paris. Homer often addressed him as the epithet "the Gerenian horseman." Nestor tells his son, Antilochus, how to win the chariot race during Patroclus's funeral games. Memnon kills Antilochus in combat.

In the Odyssey, Nestor and those who were part of his army had safely returned to Pylos since they didn't take part in the looting of Troy upon the Greek's victory in the Trojan War. Odysseus's son Telemachus travels to Pylos to inquire about the fate of his father. Nestor receives Telemachus kindly and entertains him lavishly but is unable to furnish any information on his father's fate. Also appearing in the Odyssey are Nestor's wife Eurydice (a mythological figure separate from Orpheus's wife of the same name) and their remaining living sons: Echephron, Stratius, Perseus, Aretus, Thrasymedes and Peisistratus. Nestor additionally had a daughter named Polycaste.

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Salmonid Genealogy in Greek mythology
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aeolids
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sisyphids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Athamanides
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alcidice
 
Salmoneus
 
 
Cretheus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amythaon
 
Idomene
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poseidon
 
Tyro
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cretheids
 
 
 
 
 
 
Periclymene
 
Pheres
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neleus
 
Chloris
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nestor
 
Eurydice
 
Pero
 
Bias
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pelias
 
Anaxibia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Admetus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acastus
 
Alcestis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thrasymedes
 
Aretus
 
Antilochus
 
Castalia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paeon
 
Cymothoe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Melanthus
Preceded by:
Neleus
King of Pylos
Mythic
Succeeded by
Thrasymedes


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