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In Greek mythology, the name Emathion (Ancient Greek: Ἠμαθίων) refers to four individuals.

  • Emathion, was aged Aethiopian courtier of Cepheus in Ethiopia. He "feared the gods and stood for upright deeds". Emathion was killed by Chromis during the fight between Phineus and Perseus.[4]
  • Emathion, one of the companions of Aeneas in Italy. He was slain by Liger, an ally of Turnus, the opponent of Aeneas. Emathion had a son Romus, after whom, some say, the city of Rome was named after.[5]


  1. ^ Theoi Project – Elektra
  2. ^ Quintus Smyrnaeus, The Fall of Troy 3.300–302
  3. ^ Parada, Carlos. Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology. 107 (English and Ancient Greek ed.). Coronet Books. ISBN 978-9170810626.
  4. ^ Ovid. Metamorphoses, 5.97
  5. ^ Diodorus Siculus. Bibliotheca Historica, Book 1.72.6; Virgil. Aeneid, Book 9.571