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Memnon

(mĕm`nŏn), in Greek mythology, king of Ethiopia, son of Tithonus and Eos. In the Trojan War he fought against the Greeks, and after he had killed Antilochus, he himself was killed by Achilles. Eos obtained immortality from Zeus for her son. Memnon was supposed to have lived in Egypt, and the Greeks gave his name to the great statue of Amenhotep III at Thebes. This statue was said to make a musical sound at daybreak, at which time Memnon greeted his mother, goddess of dawn.

Memnon

 

in ancient Greek mythology, the king of the Ethiopians, son of Eos (the goddess of dawn), and participant in the Trojan War. Memnon perished in hand-to-hand combat with Achilles and was buried in Ethiopia (which the ancient Greeks sometimes placed in East Africa). In particular, one of two colossal statues erected during the reign of Amenhotep III in Thebes (Egypt) was considered to be a depiction of Memnon. Damaged during an earthquake, the statue emitted a sound at dawn which the ancients identified as the voice of Memnon.

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