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See also: myrmidon
Latin Myrmidones, from Ancient Greek Μυρμιδόνες (Myrmidones), a tribe of warriors led by Achilles to the Trojan War. Folk etymology in Ovid's time derived the tribe's name from μυρμηδών ("ant-nest", from μύρμηξ, "ant").
- One of a fierce tribe or troop who accompanied Achilles, their king, to the Trojan war.