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In Greek mythology, Androgeus (Ανδρόγεως) was the father of Sthenelus and a son of Minos and Pasiphae.

He was famous for his skill in wrestling. He overcame every antagonist at Athens and became such a favourite of the people, that Aegeus, King of Athens, grew jealous of his popularity, and caused him to be assasinated as he was going to Thebes.

As punishment, the Athenians had to send several youths every year to be devoured by the Minotaur. This continued until the Minotaur was killed by Theseus.

Alternative: Andregeos

  • Hygin. fab. 41
  • Virg. Aen. 6 v 20.
  • Pausanias
  • Apollodorus
  • Plutarch, Theseus


Another Androgeus was King of the Britons, see: Androgeus of Britain

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