Thursday 23 January 2014


1:- In Greek mythology, Pelopia, was the daughter of Thyestes (son of Pelops and Hippodamia1). Thyestes had been fighting with his brother, Atreus, for the throne of Mycenae for some time, as well as having an affair with Atreus' wife, Aerope. Atreus then learned of Thyestes' and Aerope's adultery and plotted revenge. He killed Thyestes' sons and cooked them, save their hands and heads. He served Thyestes his own sons and then taunted him with their hands and heads.  Thyestes was forced into exile for eating the flesh of a human. 

                    An oracle then advised Thyestes that, if he had a son with his own daughter Pelopia, that son would kill Atreus. So when Pelopia, who at the time stayed in Sicyon at the court of king Thesprotus, came to the bank of a river to wash her clothes that had been stained with blood during a sacrificial rite, Thyestes, covering his face, attacked and raped her. She managed to pull out his sword and kept it so she could recognize her offender.
Pelopia at the bank of a river to wash her clothes that had been stained with blood during a sacrificial rite

                                                            Soon after that, Atreus came to Sicyon in search of his brother and, thought that Pelopia was daughter of king Thesprotus, asked for her hand, to which Thesprotus consented in order not to reveal the truth. As Pelopia had been impregnated by Thyestes, she soon gave birth to Aegisthus and abandoned him. He was suckled by a she-goat and survived. A shepherd found the infant Aegisthus and gave him to Atreus, who raised him as his own son. When he already entered adulthood, Thyestes was captured by Agamemnon and Menelaus at Delphi and brought to Atreus, who sent Aegisthus to kill him. Aegisthus happened to be carrying the sword that once belonged to Thyestes and was later given to him by Pelopia; Thyestes recognized the sword and asked Aegisthus about it. Aegisthus called for Pelopia, who told him how the weapon had got to her. Upon recognizing Thyestes and the fact that he was the rapist, Pelopia stabbed herself with her father's sword. Aegisthus then killed Atreus and restored the kingdom to Thyestes.

2:-  In Greek mythology, Pelopia was a woman of Thessalia or Makedonia (in Northern Greece) loved by Ares.  According to some she bore him a son Cycnus. Cycnus was a bandit prince, who challenged Hercules to single combat at Itone, and was killed in the contest.

3:- In Greek mythology, Pelopia was the daughter of Pelias and either Anaxibia or Phylomache. Pelopia and her sisters killed their father, having been tricked by Medea into believing this was needed to rejuvenate him.


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