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Helenus

by Micha F. Lindemans
The son of Priam and Hecuba. He possessed the gift of prophecy, and after he fell into the hands of the Greeks, prophesied their victory at Troy. After the Trojan War he enslaved by Neoptolemus and taken to Epirus. After Neoptolemus' death he married the -- also enslaved -- Andromache. He inherited a part of Neoptolemus' realm and founded in Epirus a new Troy.

Virgil III, 295, 334, 374.


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  • Pronunciation:
    hel'-uh-nuhs

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