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In Greek mythology, Pylaemenes (Ancient Greek: Πυλαιμένης) was the king of the Eneti tribe of Paphlagonia. He claimed to be related to Priam through Phineus, as the latter's daughter Olizone was married to Dardanus.[1] He led his Paphlagonian forces to the Trojan War, as a Trojan ally. Pylaemenes was killed in battle by Menelaus of Sparta.[2] He had a son named Harpalion who was killed by Meriones, son of Molus.[3] Homer provided no parentage for Pylaemenes, but other mythographers name his father as Bilsates[4] or Melius.[5]


  1. ^ Dictys Cretensis, 3. 5; see also 4. 22
  2. ^ Homer, Iliad, 5. 576 ff
  3. ^ Homer, Iliad, 13. 643 ff
  4. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, Epitome of Book 4, 3. 34
  5. ^ Dictys Cretensis, 2. 35