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In Greek mythology, Sarpedon referred to several different people.

  1. Son of Zeus and Europa. He was raised by King Asterion and then banished by Minos, his brother, and moved to Lycia, where he lived for three generations.
  2. Son of Zeus and Laodamia and a Lycian King. He fought on the side of the Trojans during the Trojan War and was killed by Patroclus. Zeus ordered Apollo to move the body back to Lycia. Iliad V, 471; XVI, 419

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