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In Greek mythology, the name Medesicaste refers to two women of the Trojan royal house:

  • Medesicaste, a daughter of Laomedon and thus a sister of Priam.[1] Together with her sisters Aethilla and Astyoche, she was taken captive by the Greeks after the end of the Trojan War; the three sisters set fire to the Greek ships, causing the crew to remain and settle at the place they were staying at (either Italy or Thrace).[2][3]
  • Medesicaste, an illegitimate daughter of Priam and wife of Imbrius.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ Bibliotheca 3. 12. 3
  2. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 921
  3. ^ Conon, Narrations, 13
  4. ^ Homer, Iliad, 13. 173
  5. ^ Bibliotheca 3. 12. 5
  6. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 10. 25. 9