Salmoneus


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Salmoneus

(sălmō`nēəs), in Greek mythology, king of Elis; son of Aeolus. Pretending to be Zeus, he demanded sacrifices, threw torches to imitate lightning, and made noises like thunder with his chariot. For this impiety Zeus destroyed him and his kingdom with a thunderbolt.
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She was daughter of Salmoneus and wife of Cretheus the son of Aeolus.
In one instance a considerable and characteristic section can be traced from extant fragments and notices: Salmoneus, son of Aeolus, had a daughter Tyro who bore to Poseidon two sons, Pelias and Neleus; the latter of these, king of Pylos, refused Heracles purification for the murder of Iphitus, whereupon Heracles attacked and sacked Pylos, killing amongst the other sons of Neleus Periclymenus, who had the power of changing himself into all manner of shapes.
Salmoneus, King of Elis and brother of Sisyphus, shared his elder
which he expressed by hurling a thunderbolt at Salmoneus, killing
After his death, Salmoneus was consigned to a part of
This story (2) shows us how Salmoneus, who "hurled torches
human flesh, leaving Salmoneus victim to the spirits of violence.
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