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  • Empedocles (-490 - -430)
    Empedocles (/ɛmˈpɛdəkliːz/; Greek: Ἐμπεδοκλῆς [empedoklɛ̂ːs], Empedoklēs; c. 490 – c. 430 BC) was a Greek pre-Socratic philosopher and a citizen of Agrigentum, a Greek city in Sicily. Empedocles' phi...
  • Antiochus Dionysus ., XII, King of the Seleucid Empire (b. - -84)
    Antiochus XII Dionysus Antiochus XII Dionysus (Epiphanes/Philopator/Callinicus), a ruler of the Greek Seleucid kingdom who reigned 87–84 BC, was the fifth son of Antiochus VIII Grypus and Tryphaena...
  • Electra (deceased)
    Euripides' Electra was probably written in the mid 410s BC, likely after 413 BC. It is unclear whether it was first produced before or after Sophocles' version of the Electra story. The play begins b...
  • Helios (deceased)
    In Greek mythology the sun was personified as Helios (pronounced /ˈhiliˌɑs/) (Greek: Ἥλιος, Latinized as Helius). Homer often calls him simply Titan or Hyperion, while Hesiod (Theogony 371) and the Hom...
  • Helen of Troy (deceased)
    Helen of Troy : In Greek mythology she was the daughter of Zeus and Leda (or Nemesis), step-daughter of King Tyndareus, wife of Menelaus and sister of Castor, Polydeuces and Clytemnestra. Her abduction...

This project collects the profiles related to Ancient Greece, both human and mythological.

There are no proven descents from Ancient Greece to the modern world.

Descent from the Greek Gods

The ancient Greeks believed that their ruling families were descended from their gods. It was this descent that gave kings their right to rule.

Some of the divine ancestors of the royal houses were:

  • Deucalion was the Greek Noah, the survivor of a flood that destroyed the human race. He was the father of Hellen, the eponymous ancestor of the Hellenes (Greeks). Hellen was the ancestor of the royal families of Aeolia, Crete, Iocolos, Phocos, Thessaly,
  • Poseidon, the sea god, was the ancestor of the royal families of Phoenicia, Phrygia, Sidon, and Thebes.
  • Zeus, king of the gods, was the ancestor of the royal families of Egypt and Troy.

See: Greek Mythology Link, Three Main Ancestors, by Carlos Parada, author of Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology.


Trojan War

Greek City States:

Kings of Macedonia: