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Aryenis of Lydia was, according to Herodotus, the daughter of King Alyattes of Lydia and the sister of King Croesus of Lydia.[1]


Aryenis was also the Queen consort of Astyages, King of Media. She was given in marriage to Astyages to seal a treaty between Cyaxares of Media and Alyattes of Lydia, following the Battle of the Eclipse.[2][3]

Herodotus does not clearly identified her as the mother of Mandane[4] and there is speculation that Mandane (the wife of Cambyses I of Anshan) may have been born to an earlier wife of Astyages.[5]


  1. ^ Alyattes. Retrieved 08 May 2015
  2. ^ Astyages. Encyclopædia Iranica. Retrieved 08 May 2015.
  3. ^ Astyages. Retrieved 08 May 2015
  4. ^ Histories of Herodotus, Book I, 107-111.[1]. Retrieved 06 December 2015.
  5. ^ Astyages. Retrieved 08 May 2015