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In Greek mythology, there were at least three people named Thymoetes[pronunciation?] (Ancient Greek: Θυμοίτης).

  • Thymoetes, one of the elders of Troy (also spelled Thymoitos)[1] son of Laomedon[2] A soothsayer had predicted that, on a certain day, a boy would be born by whom Troy would be destroyed. On that very day Paris was born to Priam, king of Troy, and Munippus to Thymoetes. Priam ordered Munippus and his mother Cilla to be killed in order to prevent the prophecy from being fulfilled while sparing his own son.[3] It is believed that Thymoetes, in order to avenge his family, advised to draw the wooden horse into the city.[4]
  • Thymoetes, an Athenian hero, son of Oxyntes, king of Attica. Thymoetes was the last Athenian king descended from Theseus. He was succeeded by Melanthus (according to Pausanias, overthrown by him).[5][6]
  • Thymoetes, a Trojan and a companion of Aeneas, who was slain by Turnus.[7]
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Preceded by
King of Athens Succeeded by


  1. ^ Homer, Iliad, 3. 146
  2. ^ Dictys Cretensis, 4. 22
  3. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 315
  4. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 2. 31
  5. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2. 18. 9
  6. ^ Tzetzes, Chiliades, 1. 182
  7. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 12. 364

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.