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Aetolus was, in Greek mythology, a son of Endymion, grandson of Deucalion, and a Naiad nymph, or Iphianassa. According to Pausanias, his mother was called Asterodia, Chromia, or Hyperippe. He was married to Pronoe, by whom he had two sons, Pleuron and Calydon. His brothers were Paeon, Epeius, and others. His father compelled him and his two brothers Paeon and Epeius to decide by a contest at Olympia as to which of them was to succeed him in his kingdom of Elis. Epeius gained the victory, and occupied the throne after his father, and on his demise he was succeeded by Aetolus. During the funeral games which were celebrated in honor of Azan, he ran with his chariot over Apis, the son of Jason or Salmoneus, and killed him, whereupon he was expelled by the sons of Apis. The kingdom then passed to Eleius, son of his sister Eurycyda. After leaving Peloponnesus, he went to the country of the Curetes, between the Achelous and the Corinthian gulf, where he slew Dorus, Laodocus, and Polypoetes, the sons of Apollo and Phthia, and gave to the country the name of Aetolia. This story is only a mythical account of the colonization of Aetolia.
- also known as Aetolus, son of Endymion; Aitolos
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Phrases ending with the word Aetolus:
- Thecla Aetolus
- Zabrus Aetolus
- Papilio Aetolus
- Arawacus Aetolus
- Bacteria Aetolus
- Phanocles Aetolus
- Phibalosoma Aetolus
- Species Thecla Aetolus
- Species Zabrus Aetolus
- Zabrus Aetolus Aetolus
- Species Papilio Aetolus
- Species Arawacus Aetolus
- Species Phanocles Aetolus
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- Zabrus Aetolus Borisi
- Zabrus Aetolus Kodymi
- Zabrus Aetolus Matejkai
- Zabrus Aetolus Ossensis
- Zabrus Aetolus Purkynei
- Zabrus Aetolus Winkleri
- Zabrus Aetolus Erymanthius
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A Smaller Classical Dictionary of Biography, Anthology, and Geography Abriged from the Larger Dictionary by William Smith (1877)
by William Smith
AETOLUS. bounded on the W. by Acarnania, from which it was separated by the river Achelous, on the N. by Epirus and Thessaly, on the E. by the Ozolian Locrians, and on the S. by the entrance to the Corinthian gulf. It was divided into two parts,—Old Aetolia, from the Achelous to the Evenus and Calydon,—and New Aetolia, or the Acquired, from the Evenus and Calydon to the Ozolian Locrians. On the coast the country is level and fruitful, but in the interior mountainous and ...
Abridged from the Larger Dictionary by Sir William Smith
AETOLUS. AFRICA. bounded on the W. by Aearnania, from which it was separated by the river Achelous, on the N. by Epirus and Thessaly, on the E. by the Ozolian Locrians, and on the S. by the entrance to the Corinthian gulf. It was divided into two parts,- — Old Aetolia, from the Achelous to the Evenus and Calydon, — and New Aetolia, or the Acquired, from the Evenus and Calydon to the Ozolian Locrians. On The coast the country is level and fruitful, but in the interior mountainous ...
by sir William Smith
AETOLUS. and became a formidable rival to the Macedonian monarchs and the Achaean League. The Aetolian League at one time included not only Aetolia Proper, but Acarnania, part of Thessaly, Locris, and the island of Cephallenia ; and it also had close alliances with Elis and several towns in the Peloponnesus, and likewise with Cius on the Pro- 'pontis. Its annual meetings, called Panaetolica, were held in the autumn at Thermus, and at them were chosen a ...
Bibliotheca classica, sive Lexicon manuale ... Editio altera auctior et emendatior. [The compiler's preface signed: Herm. Bosscha.] (1816)
— AEtolus, qui incenlis uavibus, fugarn fuis praecidit, ct lic victoriam retulit.
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White Lycid (Arawacus aetolus or linus)
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Scrabble value of A1E1T1O1L1U1S1
The value of this 7-letter word is 7 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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