Anius (son of Apollo)

ANIUS:1)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anius  In Greek mythology, Anius (Ancient Greek: Ἄνιος) was a king of Delos and priest of Apollo. He was the son of Apollo and Rhoeo, daughter of Staphylus and Chrysothemis.[1]

Anius was born either on the island of Delos, which was sacred to his father Apollo, or on Euboea, after the box in which his mother had been placed by Staphylus when he had discovered her pregnancy was washed ashore there. Rhoeo then, placing the baby on Apollo’s altar, challenged the god to care for it, if it was his.[1] Rhoeo then married Zarex, who thus became the legal father of Anius. Apollo cared for the child Anius for a time, teaching him the arts of divination and prophecy. Anius later became his priest.[2][3]

Anius had three daughters: Oeno, Spermo, and Elais, known as the Oenotropae; and three sons, Andros, Mykonos, and Thasos. Their mother was Dorippe, a Thracian woman ransomed by Anius for the price of a horse from the pirates who had kidnapped her.[4] Dionysus gave the three daughters the power to change whatever they wanted into wine, wheat, and oil.[5] When the Greeks landed on Delos while on their way to Troy, Anius prophesized that the Trojan War would not be won until the tenth year, and insisted that they stay with him for nine years, promising that his daughters would supply them with aliments during that period. When Agamemnon heard this, he wanted to take the Oenotropae with him by force, to provide his army with food and wine. They prayed to Dionysus, who changed them into doves.[6][7]

Of Anius’s three sons, Andros and Mykonos became eponyms of the islands of Andros and Mykonos respectively.[8] As for Thasos, he was devoured by dogs, and since then it was prohibited to keep dogs on Delos.[9][10]

Later, Anius, an old friend of Anchises, gave aid to him, his son Aeneas, and his retinue when they were fleeing from Troy and en route to the future site of Rome.[11][12] According to a rare version of the myth, Aeneas married Anius’s daughter Lavinia (or Launa), who, like her father, had prophetic abilities and bore Aeneas a son, who was also named Anius.[13][14]

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Anius (son of Apollo)
Name Anius (son of Apollo)
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Half-Siblings

Name Birth Death
Syrus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Cicon aka-Kikon (son of Apollo) (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Tenes aka-Tennes (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Polypoetes (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Laodocus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Dorus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Lycomedes (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Cynnes (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Phager (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Tenerus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Ismenus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Mopsus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Eicadius (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Patarus (child of Apollo)asdasds   
Cycnus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Troilus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Aristaeus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Lycorus aka-Lycoreus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Parthenos (daughter of Apollo)asdasds   
Coronus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Philammon (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Delphus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Ialemus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Orpheus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Arabus (child of Apollo)asdasds   
Eriopis (daughter of Apollo)asdasds   
Eumolpus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Miletus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Oaxes (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Linus (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Chios (child of Apollo)asdasds   
Eleuther (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Phylander (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Phylacides (son of Apollo)asdasds   
Naxos (child of Apollo)asdasds   
Amphithemis aka-Garamas (child of Apollo)asdasds   
Asclepius (son of Apollos)asdasds   

References

↑ 1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anius

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