Encyclopedia > Astydameia

  Article Content

Astydameia

In Greek mythology, Astydameia was the Queen of Iolcus and wife of Acastus.

Acastus purifed Peleus of the murder of King Eurytion of Phthia[?] Then, Peleus lost a wrestling match in the funeral games of Pelias, Acastus' father, to Atalanta. Astydameia, Acastus' wife, fell in love with Peleus but he scorned her. Bitter, she sent a messenger to Antigone, Pelias' wife and daughter of Eurytion, to tell her that Peleus was to marry Acastus' daughter, Steropes; Antigone hanged herself.

Astydameia then told Acastus that Peleus had tried to rape her. Acastus took Peleus on a hunting trip and hid his sword, then abandoned him right before a group of centaurs attacked. Chiron, the wise centaur, returned Peleus' sword and Peleus managed to escape. He pillaged Iolcus and dismembered Astydameia, then marched his army between the pieces. Acastus and Astydamia were dead, and the kingdom fell to Jason's son, Thessalus.

Alternative: Astydamia, Astydamea



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
French resistance

... fought with grenades and sniper rifles and arrested and executed collaborators. Most of the Paris police force joined them. Roosevelt sent troops to help first Allied ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 24.5 ms