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Sarpedon

by Micha F. Lindemans
  1. The son of Zeus and Europa. He was banished by his brother Minos and moved to Asia Minor, where he became king of the Lycians. He is said to have lived for three generations.
  2. The son of Zeus and Laodamia (1), king of the Lycians. He helped his brother Priam during the siege of Troy. He was killed by Patroclus, upon which Zeus had Apollo move the body to Lycia. (Iliad V, 471; XVI, 419).

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  • Pronunciation:
    sahr-pee'-duhn

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