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Dorus

by Micha F. Lindemans
The son of Hellen, and the mythical ancestor of the Dorians, one of the three main groups of people of ancient Greece. Dorus settled in Doris, which the Dorians regarded as their mother country. The Dorians settled first in Sparta, Argolis, and Corinth in the Peloponnisos where according to legend their arrival was related to the mythical return of the Heraclids, the descendants of Heracles.

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  • Also known as:
    Doros

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