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Myrmidon Soldier - Ancient Nation of Greek Mythology - Achilles Army - Homer's Iliad - Trojan War - Copper Plated Alabaster

Myrmidon Soldier - Ancient Nation of Greek Mythology - Achilles Army - Homer's Iliad - Trojan War - Copper Plated Alabaster

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Condition: New
Material: Copper Plated Alabaster
Height: 30 cm - 11,8 inches
Width: 17 cm - 6,7 inches
Length: 9,5 cm - 3,7 inches
Weight: 1570 g

The Myrmidons were an ancient nation of Greek mythology. In Homer's Iliad, the Myrmidons are the soldiers commanded by Achilles. Their eponymous ancestor was Myrmidon, a king of Phthiotis who was a son of Zeus and "wide-ruling" Eurymedousa, a princess of Phthiotis. She was seduced by him in the form of an ant. An etiological myth of their origins, simply expanding upon their supposed etymology—the name in Classical Greek was interpreted as "ant-people", from murmekes, "ants"—was first mentioned by Ovid, in Metamorphoses: in Ovid's telling, the Myrmidons were simple worker ants on the island of Aegina.

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