Belus (Tyre)

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Belus,[1] also known as Belus II,[citation needed] was a legendary king of Tyre in Virgil's Aeneid and other Latin works. He was said to have been the father of Dido of Carthage, Pygmalion of Tyre, and Anna.[2] The historical father of these figures was the king Mattan I, whose father was Baal-Eser II.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ The typical Roman rendering of the Akkadian Bel and Northwest Semitic Baʿal (both meaning "Lord") as a theonym, personal name, or title.
  2. ^ Virgil. Aeneid Book 1, Line 729.