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In Greek mythology, Telegonus ("born afar") was the youngest son of Circe and Odysseus. Greek mythology comprises the collected narratives of Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, originally created and spread within an oral-poetic tradition. ... Circe, a painting by Edward Burne-Jones In Greek mythology, Circe or Kirkê (Greek Κίρκη)was a goddess living on the island of Aeaea. ... Odysseus and the Sirens. ...

When Telegonus grew up, Circe sent him to find Odysseus, who by this time had finally returned to Ithaca from the Trojan War. On his arrival Telegonus began plundering the island, thinking it was Corcyra. Odysseus and his oldest son, Telemachus, defended their city and Telegonus accidentally killed his father with the spine of a stingray. He brought the body back to Aeaea and took Penelope, Odysseus' widow, and Telemachus, Odysseus' son, with him. Circe made them immortal and married Telemachus, while Telegonus made Penelope his wife. With Penelope, he was the father of Italus. For other places named Ithaca, see Ithaca (disambiguation). ... 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. ... (This article is about the Greek island known in English as Corfu. ... Telemachus and Mentor Telemachus departing from Nestor, painting by Henry Howard (1769–1847) Telemachus (also transliterated as Telemachos or Telémakhos; literally, far-away fighter) is a figure in Greek mythology, the son of Odysseus and Penelope. ... Genera Dasyatis Himantura Pastinachus Pteroplatytrygon Taeniura Urogymnus Stingrays are rays in the family Dasyatidae. ... In Greek mythology, Aiaia, or Aeaea, was the home of the god Hermes. ... Penelope represented as a statue in the Vatican, Rome Penélopê (Πηνελοπεια) is a character of the Odyssey, one of the two great epic poems (the other being the Iliad; both are attributed to Homer) of ancient Greek literature. ... In Roman mythology, Italus, son of Penelope and Telegonus, was the king of the Oenotrians or Sicels, who were the first inhabitants of Italy. ...

This is the story told in the Telegony, an early Greek epic which does not survive except in a summary, but which was attributed to Eugamon (or Eugammon) of Cyrene and written as a sequel to the Odyssey. Variants to the story are found in later poets: for example, in a tragedy by Sophocles, Odysseus Akanthoplex (which also does not survive), Odysseus finds out from an oracle that he is doomed to be killed by his son. He assumes that this means Telemachus, whom he promptly banishes to a nearby island. When Telegonus arrives on Ithaca, he approaches Odysseus' house, but the guards do not admit him to see his father; a commotion arises, and Odysseus, thinking it is Telemachus, rushes out and attacks. In the fighting he is killed by Telegonus. Odysseus and Nausicaä - by Charles Gleyre The Odyssey (Greek Ὀδυσσεία) is the second of the two great Greek epic poems ascribed to Homer, the first of which is the Iliad. ... A Roman bust of Sophocles. ...

In Italian and Roman mythology Telegonus became known as the founder of Tusculum, a city just to the south-east of Rome, and sometimes also as the founder of Praeneste, a city in the same region (modern Palestrina). Ancient Roman poets regularly used phrases such as "walls of Telegonus" or "Circaean walls" to refer to Tusculum. Roman mythology can be considered as two parts. ... Tusculum, an ancient city of Latium, situated in a commanding position on the north edge of the outer crater ring of the Alban volcano, 18 km (11 miles) north-east of the modern Frascati. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost 4,000,000...

See also The Odyssey. Odysseus and Nausicaä - by Charles Gleyre The Odyssey (Greek Ὀδυσσεία) is the second of the two great Greek epic poems ascribed to Homer, the first of which is the Iliad. ...

Another Telegonus was a king of Egypt who married the nymph Io. This article is about the mythological figure. ...

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The only allusion to his death is contained in the prophecy of Teiresias, who promised him a happy old age and a peaceful death from the sea.
According to a later legend, Telegonus, the son of Odysseus by Circe, was sent by her in search of his father.
Telegonus, accompanied by Penelope and Telemachus, returned to his home with the body of his father, whose identity he had discovered.
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