Ilus (son of Dardanus)

In Greek mythology, Ilus (/ˈls/; Ancient Greek: Ἶλος or Ἴλου Ilos) was a king of Dardania.

FamilyEdit

Ilus was the eldest son of Dardanus either by Batia, daughter of Teucer, or probably Olizone, daughter of Phineus, and thus the brother of Erichthonius, his successor.[1][2][3] In some accounts, the names of the two sons of Dardanus and Batia were Erichthonius and Zacynthus.[4]

MythologyEdit

After Dardanus died, his heir Ilus succeeded him to the throne. However, after his long reign, he died childless and heirless and thus his brother Erichthonius gained the kingship and became the ancestor of the later Trojans. Homer's Iliad mentions at several points the tomb of Ilus in the middle of the Trojan plain.[5]

Family treeEdit

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

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