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Lacedaemon (mythology)

Spouse(s) Sparta
Children King Amyclas of Sparta
Eurydice of Argos
Parents Zeus

In Greek mythology, Lacedaemon /læsɨˈdiːmən/ was a king of Laconia and son of the chief god Zeus and the Pleaid Taygete.[1] He was a father of King Amyclas of Sparta and Queen Eurydice of Argos, by Princess Sparta, the daughter of King Eurotas.[2]

Eurotas bequeathed the kingdom to Lacedaemon, who then renamed the state after his wife, who was also his niece.

According to Pseudo-Plutarch,[3] Taygete was a wife of Lacedaemon. Their son was named Himerus.


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