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In Greek mythology, Pandion II was son and heir of Cecrops II, King of Athens. and his wife Metiadusa. He was exiled from Athens by the sons of his uncle Metion who sought to put Metion on the throne. Pandion fled to Megara where he married Pylia, daughter of King Pylas. Later, Pylas went into voluntary exile to Messenia, because he had killed his uncle, Bias. Pylas then arranged for his son-in-law to be king of Megara. The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... Cecrops II was son of Pandion I and inherited the Athenian throne from his brother Erechtheus. ... Before the Athenian democracy, the tyrants, and the archons, Athens was ruled by kings. ... For other uses, see Athens (disambiguation). ... In Greek mythology, Metion was a son of King Erechtheus of Athens or of Eupalamus son of King Erechtheus. ... Megara (Greek: Μέγαρα (Big Houses); see also List of traditional Greek place names) is an ancient city in Attica, Greece. ... Messenia (Greek: , in Modern Greek Messinia; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a prefecture in the Peloponnese, a region of Greece. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Megara (Greek: Μέγαρα (Big Houses); see also List of traditional Greek place names) is an ancient city in Attica, Greece. ...


Pylia bore him four sons, he became father of Aegeus, Pallas, Nisos and Lykos. When Pandion died at Megara, Nisus succeeded him as king. He had a hero shrine at Megara at the Bluff of Athene the Diver-bird. In Greek mythology, Aegeus, also Aigeus, Aegeas or Aigeas, was the father of Theseus and an Athenian King. ... For other meanings of Pallas, see Pallas (disambiguation). ... In Greek mythology, Nisos was one of the four sons of Pandion. ... Lycus or Lykos may refer to: Lycus or Lykos (Greek: Λύκος)Place Name in Greece Lykos (Small beach in southern Crete), small secluded beach in Southern Crete, near Sfakia. ...


After this death his other sons returned to Athens and drove out the sons of Metion, putting Aegeus on the throne. In Greek mythology, Metion was a son of King Erechtheus of Athens or of Eupalamus son of King Erechtheus. ...


Some scholars believe that Pandion II was a figure invented to fill a gap in the chronology of Athens' mythical rulers. Pausanias calls him the father of Procne and Philomela, who are the daughters of Pandion I, which provides some support for this view. Pausanias (Greek: ) was a Greek traveller and geographer of the 2nd century A.D., who lived in the times of Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius. ... In Greek mythology, Procne or Prokne was a daughter of Pandion and Zeuxippe. ... Philomela is the name of two figures of Greek mythology. ... Pandion I was son and heir to Erichthonius of Athens and the father of Erechtheus, Butes, Cecrops II, Procne, and Philomela by Zeuxippe. ...


References

  • Graves, R (1955). "The Sons of Pandion", Greek Myths. London: Penguin, 320-323. ISBN 0-14-001026-2. 
Preceded by
Cecrops II
King of Athens Succeeded by
Aegeus

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