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In Greek mythology, there were two people called Medon.

  1. A Ithacan herald who was polite towards Penelope when all of her suitors were rude. He was spared by Odysseus, who killed the rest of the suitors.
  2. Stepbrother of Ajax and son of Oileus. In the Trojan War, he took over Philoctetes' army after Philoctetes was bit by a snake and left on Lemnos because the wound festered and smelled bad. Medon was killed by Aeneas. (Iliad II, 727; XV, 332)



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