About Telephus, King of Mysia
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This article is about Telephus the son of Heracles. The name also refers to the father of Cyparissus.
A Greek mythological figure, Telephus or Telephos (Greek: Τήλεφος, "far-shining") was one of the Heraclidae, the sons of Heracles, who were venerated as founders of cities. Telephos was by far the most famous of these heroes, and the various sites at which libations were offered to placate his spirit occasioned etiological myths of travels around the Greek mainland, in Magna Graecia and in Ionia. As with other heroes, a series of episodic epiphanies can be chronologically ordered and a rationalized "biography" synthesized.
Telephus was the son of Heracles and Auge, a priestess of Athena Alea at Tegea; he was the spouse of Astyoche and the father of Eurypylus.
He was intended to be king of Tegea, but became the king of Mysia in Asia Minor. He was wounded by the Achaeans when they were coming to sack Troy and bring back Helen to Sparta.
Along with Hector, Helenus, Deiphobus, Aeneas, and Troilus he had accompanied Helen to Menelaus at Sparta and so was one of the first of all the Trojans and their allies to behold the beauty of Helen.
Laodice at Troy
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Telephus assured the Trojans that the horse was not bad and convinced them to let the horse into Troy.
Laodice went with Eurypylus and Telephus to Troy although Telephus did not fight. Laodice sneaked into Acamas' bed and she committed adultery. At the fall of Troy Laodice was sucked into a chasm in the Earth.
She was the fairest daughter of Priam of Troy and Hecuba. She became the wife of Telephus, king of Mysia, who was the son of Heracles.
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