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In Greek mythology, Thestius[pronunciation?] (Ancient Greek: Θέστιος) was the son of either Ares and Demonice,[1] or Agenor (son of Pleuron son of Aetolus) and Epicasta.[2] He was the father of Iphicles with Leucippe,[3] or Deidameia, daughter of Perieres,[4] or else with Eurythemis, daughter of Cleoboea and mother of his other children, Althaea, Eurypylus, Evippus, Hypermnestra, Leda, Toxeus and Plexippus.[5] In one source though, the mother of Althaea and Leda is Laophonte, daughter of Pleuron.[6]



A son of Ares and Demonice or Androdice, and, according to others, a son of Agenor and a grandson of Pleuron, the king of Aetolia. He was the father of Iphiclus, Euippus, Plexippus, Eurypylus, Leda, Althaea, and Hypermnestra. His wife is not the same in all traditions, some calling her Leucippe or Laophonte, a daughter of Pleuron, and others Deïdameia. (Apollod. i. 7. §§ 7, 9, 16, iii. 10. § 5 ; Paus. iii. 13. § 5; Hygin. Fab. 14 ; Schol. ad Apollon. Rhod. i. 146, 201.) His daughters Leda and Althaea are sometimes designated by the patronymic Thestias (Eurip. Iph. Aul. 49 ; Aeschyl. Choeph. 606), and his son Iphiclus by the name Thestiades. (Apollon.Rhod. i. 261.)

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Born. Thestius married Eurythemis and had 7 children. Family Members

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Spouse(s) Eurythemis

Children Althæa Thestias of ÆTOLIA Euippus Thestiades of ÆTOLIA Eurypylus Thestiades of ÆTOLIA Hypermnestra of ÆTOLIA Iphiclus Thestiades of ÆTOLIA Leda of ÆTOLIA Plexippus Thestiades of ÆTOLIA

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