Hesione

Hesione

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In Greek mythology and later art, the name Hesione refers to various mythological figures, of which the Trojan princess Hesione is known most. According to Apollodorus, the most prominent Hesione was a Trojan princess, daughter of King Laomedon of Troy, sister of Priam and second wife of King Telamon of Salamis. Apollo and Poseidon were angry at king Laomedon because he refused to pay the wage he promised them for building Troy's walls. Apollo sent a plague and Poseidon a sea monster to destroy Troy. Oracles promised deliverance if Laomedon would expose his daughter Hesione to be devoured by the sea monster (in other versions, the lot happened to fall on her) and he exposed her by fastening her naked to the rocks near the sea.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135745670
  • 9786135745672