Cestrinus

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In Greek mythology, Cestrinus[pronunciation?] (Ancient Greek: Κεστρῖνος means "pieces of the fish") was the only son of Helenus and Andromache.

Mythology[edit]

According to Pausanias, Cestrinus was upset when Andromache's son Molossus succeeded Helenus to the throne of Epirus.[1] Taking a group of Epirotian volunteers, he claimed the region of Epirus north of the River Thyamis and it is because of him that the region was named Cestrine.[2] According to another tradition, Cestrinus was king of Cimmerian Bosporus, being equated with King Genger.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pausanias, 1.11.2.
  2. ^ Pausanias, 2.23.6.

References[edit]

  • Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. ISBN 0-674-99328-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library
  • Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.