In Greek mythology, Salmoneus ( Σαλμωνεὺς )was son of Aeolus and Enarete, the brother of Athamas and father of Tyro. Though she was not Tyro's mother, he married Sidero, who mistreated her stepdaughter horribly. Salmoneus became King of Elis and founded the city of Salmonia (or Salmone)

Later, Salmoneus tried to equal Zeus by riding a bronze chariot, and loudly imitating thunder and lightning, forcing his subjects to make offerings to him. Zeus killed him with a lightning bolt.

Virgil VI, 585.

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