Iphidamas

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In Greek mythology, the name Iphidamas (Ἰφιδάμας, gen. Ἰφιδάμαντος) may refer to:

  • Iphidamas, also known as Amphidamas, son of Aleus and counted as one of the Argonauts.[1]
  • Iphidamas (or Amphidamas), a son of Busiris killed by Heracles.[2]
  • Iphidamas, a son of Antenor and Theano. He was raised in Thrace by his maternal grandfather Cisseus, who sought to make him stay at home when the Trojan War broke out, by giving him his daughter in marriage for a bride price of a hundred cows and a thousand goats and sheep. Nevertheless, Iphidamas did leave for Troy the next day after the wedding. He led twelve ships, but left them at Percote and came to Troy by land. He confronted Agamemnon in battle, but his spear bent against the opponent's silver belt, whereupon Agamemnon killed Iphidamas with a sword and stripped him of his armor. He then also fought and killed his brother Coön, who attempted to avenge the death of Iphidamas.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Orphic Argonautica 138, translated by Jason Colavito, derived from his text at argonauts-book.com, copyright 2011, used by permission of the translator. The Greek text is available at PoesiaLatina.it.
  2. ^ Pherecydes in scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 4. 1396
  3. ^ Homer, Iliad, 11. 221 - 248, referenced in Pausanias, Description of Greece, 4. 36. 4 & 5. 19. 4; Hyginus, Fabulae, 113