Tectamus

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Tectamus (Ancient Greek: Τέκταμος "craftsman", derived from tectainomai "to build", "plan", from tecton, "carpenter", "builder") was a king of Crete and hero of ancient Hellenic mythology.He was also called Texaphos (Τέκσαφος), Teutamos (Τεύταμος), Tektaos (Τεκταῦος) and Tektaios (Τεκταῖος).

Mythology[edit]

He was son of Dorus and grandson of Hellen. According to Diodorus Siculus, Tectamus invaded Crete together with a horde of Eolian and Pelasgian settlers and became the island’s king.[1] It was the third of the tribes that migrated to Crete. According to another version, Tectamus was a chief of Dorians and Achaeans.[2] He married Cretheus’ daughter, who gave birth to his son Asterion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diodorus Siculus. Historical Library, IV 60, 2
  2. ^ Diodorus Siculus. Historical Library, V 80, 2