Menoetius

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Etymology[edit]

The name "Menoetius" literally means "defying fate" or "ruined strength".

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  • IPA(key): /mɨˈniːʃi.əs/, /mɨˈniːʃəs/

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Menoetius

  1. (Greek mythology) A Titan, son of Iapetus and Clymene, he had three brothers: Atlas, Prometheus and Epimetheus. He joined Cronus and the Titans in their unsuccessful war against the Olympian gods. Zeus killed him with a thunderbolt and sent him down to Tartarus.
  2. (Greek mythology) One of Hades' shepherds on Erythea. He told Geryon when Heracles stole Geryon's herd.
  3. (Greek mythology) Father of Patroclus and son of Actor. (Iliad, XI, 765)

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