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In Greek mythology, the name Ilioneus (Ancient Greek: Ἰλιονῆος) may refer to:

  • Ilioneus, one of the Niobids.[1]
  • Ilioneus, a Trojan, an only son of Phorbas, was killed by Peneleos.[2]
  • Ilioneus, a Trojan elder, who implored Diomedes to spare him, but was killed nevertheless.[3]
  • Ilioneus, a companion of Aeneas. He was one of those whose ships sank during the storm in which Aeneas and his people were caught.[4] Being the eldest of the Trojan survivors with Aeneas, he was the first to speak to Dido when they entered her palace at Carthage.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 6. 261
  2. ^ Homer, Iliad, 14. 489-495
  3. ^ Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy, 13. 182 - 208
  4. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 1. 120
  5. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 1. 521