Menelaüs, king of Sparta

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Greek, Ancient: Μενέλαος, Estonian: Menelaos
Also Known As: "Μενέλαος"
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Son of Atreus, king of Mycenae and Aerope, Queen of Mycenae
Husband of Helen of Troy
Partner of Pieris Sparta and Tereis Sparta
Father of Nicostratus Sparta; Megapenthes Sparta and Hermione
Brother of Agamemnon, king of Mycenae

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About Menelaüs, king of Sparta

Among Odysseus' neighbours were Nestor, king of Pylos - now called Pilas - who was nicknamed 'the Horseman of Gerenia' after the present town of Gerena in the same region. Menelaus, king of Sparta, lived in a town at the foot of the Esparteros mountain, this town being renamed Moron by the Moors. Further south we find Homer's Sidon, presently Medina Sidonia, which is Arab for 'town of Sidon'. To the north, another famous ally of Agamemnon was Achilles, prince of 'deep-soiled Phthia' in the Low Countries where is the fertile delta of the Rhine, Meuse and Schelde rivers. On ancient maps, the name of the Schelde is spelled as 'Scelt', a name cognate with 'Celts' according to some researchers. They may well be right, as we find also a village called 'Galatea' on ancient maps of the region, after the mythological mother of the Celts, whose name means 'Milkwhite'.