Αισακος

The son of Priam and Arisbe (Table 34), and grandson of Merops from whom he inherited the gift of interpreting dreams. Accordingly when Hecuba, who was pregnant with Paris, dreamt that she gave birth to a blazing brand who set the whole city of Troy on fire, people asked Aesacus the meaning of such a strange dream. He replied that the forthcoming child would be the cause of the destruction of the whole city and advised that it should be killed as soon as it was born. Aesacus' wife died from a snake-bite, and he threw himself into the sea. In pity Thetis changed him into a bird, probably a kind of diver.

{E2 DICTIONARY OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY}

Table of Sources:
- Apollod. Bibl. 3, 12, 5
- Ovid, Met. 11, 763
- Tzetzes on Lyc. Alex. 224
- Serv. on Virgil, Aen. 4, 254; 5, 128

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