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In Greek mythology, Scamander (Skamandros) was an Oceanid, son of Oceanus and Tethys. By Idaea, he fathered Teucrus. Greek mythology consists of an extensive collection of narratives detailing the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, which were first envisioned and disseminated in an oral-poetic tradition. ... In Greek and Roman mythology, the Oceanids were the three thousand children of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. ... Oceanus or Okeanos refers to the ocean, which the Greeks and Romans regarded as a river circling the world. ... In Greek mythology, Tethys was a Titaness and sea goddess who was both sister and wife of Oceanus. ... In Greek mythology, Idaea was a nymph, wife of Scamander and mother of Teucer. ... In Greek mythology, king Teucrus was said to have been the son of the river Scamander and of the nymph Idaea. ...

Scamander fought on the side of the Trojans during the Trojan War (Iliad XX, 73/74; XXI). In this context, he is the personification of the river that flowed from Mount Ida across the plain beneath the city of Troy, joining the Hellespont some five kilometers the north of the city. The Achaeans, according to Homer, had set up their camp near its mouth, and their battles with the Trojans were fought on the plain of Scamandros. The Trojan War was a war waged, according to legend, against the city of Troy in Asia Minor by the armies of the Achaeans, following the kidnapping (or elopement) of Helen of Sparta by Paris of Troy. ... The Iliad (Ancient Greek: Ιλιάς, Iliás) tells part of the story of the siege of the city of Ilium, i. ... Two sacred mountains are called Mount Ida in Greek mythology, equally named Mount of the Goddess. ... Walls of the excavated city of Troy (Turkey) Troy (Greek Τροία Troia also Ἰλιον; Latin: Troia, Ilium) is a legendary city, scene of the Trojan War, part of which is described in Homers Iliad, an epic poem in Ancient Greek, composed in the 8th or 7th century BC, but containing older... Hellespont (i. ... The Achaeans (also Akhaians, Greek Αχαιοί) is the collective name given to the Greek forces in Homers Iliad. ... Bust of Homer in the British Museum For other uses, see Homer (disambiguation). ... Walls of the excavated city of Troy This article is about the city of Troy / Ilion as described in the works of Homer, and the location of an ancient city associated with it. ...

According to Homer, he was called Xanthos by gods and Scamander by men, which might indicate that the former name refers to the mythological being and the latter one to the river. Bust of Homer in the British Museum For other uses, see Homer (disambiguation). ... In Greek mythology, Xanthos (yellow) was an alternate spelling for Xanthus. ...

In Iliad XXI he tried, after being mocked by Achilles, to drown him, but was hindered by Hera and Hephaestus. The Iliad (Ancient Greek: Ιλιάς, Iliás) tells part of the story of the siege of the city of Ilium, i. ... The wrath of Achilles, by Léon Benouville In Greek mythology, , transliterated to Akhilleus or Achilause in Roman letters, Latinized from this ancient Greek to Achilles, appearing in Etruscan as Achle, was a hero (ancient Greek heros, defender) of the Trojan War, the greatest and the most central character of... In the Olympian pantheon of classical Greek Mythology, Hêra (World Book «HIHR uh») (Greek or ) was the wife and sister of Zeus. ... Hephaestus, Greek god of forging, riding an ass; Greek drinking cup (skyphos) made in the 5th century B.C. Hephaestus (World Book «hih FEHS tuhs») (Greek: Ἡφαιστος Hêphaistos) is the Greek god whose approximate Roman equivalent is Vulcan; he is the god of blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals and metallurgy...

The modern name of the river is Karamenderes. Karamenderes is the modern name of the river Scamander, along the lower course of which, according to the Iliad, the battles of the Trojan War were fought. ...

Scamander is also the name of a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia. Location: 41°2745S, 148°1545E. Scamander is a small town at the mouth of the Scamander River on Tasmanias north east coast. ... Motto: Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Nickname: The Apple Isle Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Governor Premier Const. ...

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