previous next

Androgeos

Ἀνδρόγεως). A son of Minos, king of Crete, by Pasiphaë. Visiting Athens at the first celebration of the Panathenaea, he won victories over all the champions, when King Aegeus, out of jealousy, sent him to fight the bull of Marathon, which killed him. According to another account he was slain in an ambush. Minos avenged his son by making the Athenians send seven youths and seven maidens every nine years as victims of the Minotaur (q.v.). See Theseus.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: