Autesion

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In Greek mythology, Autesion[1] – the son of Tisamenus, the grandson of Thersander and Demonassa and the great-grandson of Polynices and Argea – was a king of Thebes.

He is called the father of Theras and Argeia, by the latter of whom Aristodemus became the father of Eurysthenes and Procles. Autesion was a native of Thebes, where he had succeeded his father as king, but at the command of an oracle he went to Peloponnesus and joined the Dorians.[2]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. p. 446. 

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Ancient Greek: Αὐτεσίων; gen.: Αὐτεσίωνος.
  2. ^ Apollod. ii. 8. § 2; Paus. iii. 15. § 4, 3. § 3, ix. 5. § 8; Herod. iv. 147, vi. 52; Strab. viii. p. 347 (cited in Smith)
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Tisamenus
Mythical King of Thebes Succeeded by
Damasichthon