Ialmenus

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For the asteroid, see 21602 Ialmenus.

In Greek mythology, Ialmenus[pronunciation?] was a son of Ares and Astyoche, and twin brother of Ascalaphus. Together with his brother, he sailed with the Argonauts, was among the suitors of Helen[1] and led the Orchomenian contingent in the Trojan War.[2][3]

Unlike Ascalaphus, Ialmenus survived the war. He was said to have ended up in Colchis, where he founded a colony, the inhabitants of which were later referred to as the "Achaeans of Pontus".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bibliotheca 1. 9. 16. & 3. 10. 8
  2. ^ Homer, Iliad, 2. 512 ff
  3. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9. 37. 7
  4. ^ Strabo, Geography, 9. 2. 42