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Salmoneus

by Micha F. Lindemans
The son of Aeolus en Enarete, king of Elis. In his vanity he thought he could equal Zeus by driving around in a bronze chariot, making much noise, and imitating Zeus' thunder and lightning. He had also people made offering to him. To pay for this insult, Zeus struck him down with a lightning bolt.

Virgil VI, 585.


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