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In Greek mythology, Eetion was the father of Andromache and seven sons, including Podes who was killed by Menelaus in the Trojan War (Book 17, Iliad). He was King of Thebe in Cilicia. Greek mythology comprises the collected narratives of Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, originally created and spread within an oral-poetic tradition. ... Andromache grieves the loss of Hector In Greek mythology, Andromache was the wife of Hector and daughter of Eetion, sister to Podes. ... Menelaus (also transliterated as Meneláos), in Greek mythology, was a king of Sparta and son of Atreus and Aerope. ... Thebe was the sacred city of Eetion in Greek mythology. ... Cilicia as Roman province, 120 AD In ancient geography, Cilicia (Ki-LIK-ya) formed a district on the southeastern coast of Asia Minor (modern Turkey), north of Cyprus. ...

Another Eetion, also mentioned in the Iliad, ruled over the island of Imbros. Gökçeada and Bozcaada are two islands in the Aegean Sea which are part of Canakkale Province in Turkey. ...

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Andromache (1093 words)
She was married to Hector, son of Priam, and with him had two sons, Astyanax (Scamandrius) and Laodamas.
Andromache's father was Eetion, king of Thebae in Cilicia.
Achilles slew her father and her seven brothers when he captured Thebae, but Andromache was already married to Hector and residing in Troy.
Andromache, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com (2433 words)
In this city of Thebe was born Andromache, and her father was King Eetion 1; but when Achilles sacked the city and killed the king, Andromache, having married Hector 1, was already at Troy.
Eetion 1 was king of Thebe, a city to the east of Mount Ida in Asia Minor.
One son of Eetion 1, called Podes, was killed by Menelaus during the Trojan War.
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