Ηετιων

A king of Thebes in Mysia and the father of Andromache. He was killed by Achilles, together with his sons, when the city was sacked by the Greeks. Achilles admired Eetion's courage to such an extent that he did not strip him of his arms but buried them with his body, giving him lavish funeral rites. The Nymphs planted an elm tree on his grave. His wife was freed on payment of a ransom but soon she too died, pierced by Artemis' arrows.

{E2 DICTIONARY OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY}

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