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Acastus

(əkăs`təs), in Greek mythology, son of PeliasPelias
, in Greek mythology, usurper of the throne of Iolcus. He was the son of Tyro and Poseidon and the twin brother of Neleus. After his birth his mother married Cretheus, king of Iolcus, and gave birth to Aeson.
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, cousin of JasonJason,
in Greek mythology, son of Aeson. When Pelias usurped the throne of Iolcus and killed (or imprisoned) Aeson and most of his descendants, Jason was smuggled off to the centaur Chiron, who reared him secretly on Mt. Pelion.
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. He accompanied Jason on the Argonaut expedition, but when Jason and MedeaMedea
, in Greek mythology, princess of Colchis, skilled in magic and sorcery. She fell in love with Jason and helped him, against the will of her father, Aeëtes, to obtain the Golden Fleece.
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 murdered Pelias and usurped the throne of Iolcus, Acastus drove them away. Later, his wife fell in love with PeleusPeleus
, in Greek mythology, son of Aeacus and the father of Achilles by Thetis. He and his brother Telamon killed their half-brother Phocus and were exiled from Aegina.
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, the father of Achilles, who did not return her affection. Enraged, she falsely accused him of raping her. Acastus took revenge by leaving Peleus unprotected on Mt. Pelion. Rescued by the centaur Chiron, Peleus subsequently captured Iolcus and killed Acastus and his wife.
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93: He has indicated the shameful deed briefly by the phrase `to lie with her against her will', and not like Hesiod who recounts at length the story of Peleus and the wife of Acastus.
He sent me off however before Ulysses returned, for there happened to be a Thesprotian ship sailing for the wheat-growing island of Dulichium, and he told those in charge of her to be sure and take me safely to King Acastus.
6-mile Acastus Trail weaves through pines and aspens.
Litterulae meae siue nostrae tui desiderio oblanguerunt; hac tamen epistula quam Acastus attulit oculos paulum sustulerunt.
I have no example of the name of Laodamia, as the wife of Protesilaus and daughter of Acastus, actually written in Greek before the imperial writers cited; but another [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] was (for example) daughter of Bellerophon and mother of Sarpedon (Horn.
Those who joined Jason in this adventure included Heracles, Orpheus, Castor and Polydeuces, Peleus, Melampus, Mopsus, Meleager, Atalanta, Admetus, Aeolus ' winged sons Calais and Zetes, the lynx - eyed Lynceus and his quarrelsome brother Idas, Telamon, Pelias ' own son Acastus, and many others.
62-5); and it is true that Peleus later returned to Iolcus and fought a war with Acastus (cf.
Alcestis refused, but her sisters did so, and when Pelias was dead, Jason's Argonauts captured the city and placed Pelias' son Acastus on the throne.
Jason had earlier persuaded Acastus, Pelias' son, to accompany him (1.
Fleeing to Iolcus, he rejected the advances of Acastus ' wife, Cretheis, and she accused him of trying to violate her, but Chiron helped him escape Acastus ' treacherous revenge.