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.
Greek City States:
Kings of Macedonia: