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  Atreus, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
It is now told that Atreus once had vowed to sacrifice to Artemis the finest of his flocks; but when a golden lamb appeared, he forgot everything about his vow and, after choking the lamb, he hid it inside a box.
Atreus agreed to this, believing he still had the golden lamb locked and safe, but instead it was Thyestes 1 who produced the lamb, becoming thereby king of Mycenae.
After this bizarre family reunion, Aegisthus, bore the bloody sword to Atreus as an evidence of Thyestes 1's death; and later, while Atreus was sacrificing on the shore, Aegisthus slew him and restored his father to the throne, forcing Agamemnon and Menelaus to go into exile to the court of King Polyphides 1 of Sicyon.
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 The House of Atreus: Breaking Free of Family Curse and Conditioning by Tracy Marks
Atreus possessed a golden lamb, which he vowed to sacrifice to Artemis, but instead hid from her.
Atreus however was furious at this brother for committing adultery with his wife, and plotted against him, inviting him to come to Mycenae under the pretext of a family reconciliation.
Atreus then served Thyestes a sumptuous feast — which too late Thyestes learned consisted of his own beloved sons, cut up and boiled, and served as meat — just as Pelops had served his own son to the gods.
www.webwinds.com /thalassa/oresteia2.htm   (1424 words)

Atreus, king of Mycene, was the son of Pelops and the father of Agamemnon and Menelaus.
The misfortunes of the house of Atreus were favorite subjects for Greek tragic dramatists.
Atreus vowed to sacrifice the finest animal in his flock to Artemis; however, when he discovered a golden lamb in the flock, he reneged on the promise and hid the lamb away.
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/atreus.html   (372 words)

It came to be that Atreus made a promise to the goddess Artemis that he would sacrifice to her the finest of all his flocks.
Atreus protested, but his complaints were ignored as he could not prove that the fleece was ever in his possession.
Atreus decided to raise the boy as his own and the infant was given the name of Aegisthus.
www.geocities.com /medea19777/atreus.html   (2517 words)

 House of Pelops
Atreus went to Sicyon, met and fell in love with Pelopia and unknowingly married Thyestes' daughter, who was already pregnant.
Atreus was advised by the oracle of Delphi to find his brother and return him to Mycenae.
Therefore Atreus was the grandfather of Agamemnon and Menelaüs.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/pelops.html   (4148 words)

 The House of Atreus (Background Note)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The family of Atreus (father of Agamemnon and Menelaus) traces its origins back to Tantalus, king of Sipylos, a son of Zeus (famous for his eternal punishment in Hades, as described in the Odyssey, where he is always thirsty but can never drink, hence the origin of the word tantalizing).
Atreus and Thyestes quarrelled (in some versions at the instigation of the god Hermes, father of Myrtilus, the charioteer killed by Pelops).
The story of the House of Atreus, and particularly Orestes' and Electra's revenge for their father's murder, is one of the most popular and enduring of all Greek legends, a favourite among the classical tragedians and still very popular with modern playwrights (e.g., T. Eliot, Eugene O'Neill, Jean Paul Sartre).
www.mala.bc.ca /~johnstoi/aeschylus/houseofatreus.htm   (1260 words)

 AllRefer.com - Atreus (Folklore And Mythology) - Encyclopedia
When Thyestes seduced Atreus' wife, Aerope, in order to attain the golden ram whose possession signified kingship, Atreus, in retaliation, murdered the sons of Thyestes and served them to him at a feast.
Thyestes thereupon laid a curse upon the house of Atreus.
Thyestes' son Aegisthus, who was not involved in the mass murder, killed Atreus and restored the kingdom to Thyestes.
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 Two Acts of Troy: The Tales of Aquarius, Aquila and Gemini. Chapter 3: The House of Atreus
To the jealous Thyestes, everything Atreus had was superior to what he had; his station in life, his power, his wealth, his home, his children, his wife.
Without a wife, King Atreus chose his niece Pelopia as his consort and he was very happy when she gave birth to a son.
Atreus was eagerly awaiting his son's return when Aegistheus walked up to him and plunged his sword into his heart.
www.business-esolutions.com /starmyths/myths/troy3.htm   (2034 words)

 Classical Myths and Legends: The House of Atreus
Hippodamia persuaded her sons Atreus and Thyestes to murder their rival, at which Pelops banished all three of them.
Hippodamia's sons ATREUS and Thyestes took refuge in Mycenae, where Atreus eventually became king, marrying Aerope, the daughter of the king of Crete.
Atreus responded by bringing Thyestes back from exile, but the main dish at the welcome-home banquet was the limbs of the sons of Thyestes.
oldweb.uwp.edu /academic/english/canary/atreus.html   (715 words)

 Pelops 1, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Wishing to marry this princess, Pelops 1 came to the residence of Oenomaus 1 asking for the hand of Hippodamia 3, but when he saw the nailed heads of his predecessors Pelops 1 regretted having come, for the king's horses were known to be swifter than the wind.
But above all, the descendants of Pelops 1 infiltrated, through marriage, the royal house of Mycenae, and eventually (counting from Eurystheus) took power in the city, keeping it until the HERACLIDES, who are Perseids (that is, descendants of Perseus 1, the founder of Mycenae), invaded the Peloponnesus.
When Atreus agreed to this, Thyestes 1 produced the lamb, and was appointed king.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Pelops1.html   (2074 words)

 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: The Eumenides Study Guide - Major Themes
The difficulty of the struggle between these two worlds is dramatized by the cycle of violence in the House of Atreus and the clash between Apollo and the Furies.
The legacy of the House of Atreus and the Trojan War, as well as the commands of Apollo, drove Orestes toward his fate.
Orestes was aware of the Curse on his house, and he hoped that in killing his mother he would put an end to the cycle of violence.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/titles/eumenides/themes.html   (1013 words)

 Atreus and Thyestes - History for Kids!
Atreus and Thyestes were brothers, the sons of Pelops and Hippodameia.
When they grew up, Atreus married the daughter of the King of Mycenae, and so he soon became the King of Mycenae himself.
Atreus got to be King of Mycenae again, and he banished Thyestes from the kingdom.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/religion/myths/atreus.htm   (650 words)

 purevolume™ | House of Atreus
Formerly Primal Scream Therapy, House of Atreus is made up of five musicians who share a common passion for extreme music.
House of Atreus hasn't posted a blog yet.
House of Atreus hasn't posted any shows yet.
www.purevolume.com /houseofatreus   (245 words)

 The House of Atreus - :: LEAST I COULD DO FORUM::
This house is descended from the infamous king of Sipylus, Tantalus.
This is the case with the grandfather and aunt of Atreus.
Atreus: Atreus and his brothers were fierce rivals for the throne of Mycenae.
www.leasticoulddo.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=9858   (1481 words)

There also exists a divine disorder within the story which, as the situation of the mortals, must be brought to resolution: the Furies, an older generation of gods, are in conflict with the younger Olympian gods because they have been refused their ancient right to avenge murders between members of the same family.
The darkness is representative of the evil which has permeated the house of Atreus, and which has persisted with this latest gruesome act of murder.
Aeschylus describes the house of Clytaemestra, the rightful house of Atreus and the Atridae, as dark; this darkness has been caused by none other than her own murderous deeds.
campus.fortunecity.com /carthage/220/myth14.htm   (1412 words)

 Dr. J's House of Atreus Study Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
J's Curse of the House of Atreus Outline
In response, Atreus killed and cooked Thyestes' children and served them to him at a banquet (under the pretense of friendly reconciliation).
Aegisthus killed Atreus and restored Thyestes to the throne of Mycenae.
people2.hsc.edu /drjclassics/syllabi/IH/house_of_atreus.shtm   (651 words)

 Jiskha Homework Help - Features: Forum: House of Atreus
I need to write an analytical essay on the relationship of the Iliad and The Odyssey to the Oresteia, that explains how Aeschylus seems to be using those epics and their surrounding mythologies in his own trilogy of plays on the plight of the House of Atreus.
House of Atreus - Writeacher, Sunday, December 3, 2006 at 12:54pm
He is a very strong son of the House of Atreus.
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 house of atreus
The trouble that befell the house of Atreus were attributed to the god Hermes, whose son Myrtilus was wronged by Pelops.
Atreus and his brothers quarrelled murderously over the ownership of a golden ram given to Atreus by Hermes, and not until Orestes had been tried for the crime of matricide was the curse on the family finally lifted.
Atreus' sons Agamemnon and Menelaus played a crucial part in the ten-year war between Greeks and Trojans, which began when Menelaus' wife Helen left her husband for the young Trojan prince, Paris.
rivendell.fortunecity.com /caelius/850/atreus.html   (370 words)

 House of Atreus Synopsis
In turn, Atreus married Aerope, daughter of King Catreus of Crete, and fathered two sons, Agamemnon and Menelaus.
Consequently in revenge, Atreus went hunting for his nephews, and in the same way as his grandfather had, slaughtered them and boiled their bodies in a stew.
Atreus’ horrific acts against Thyestes were not avenged during Atreus’ lifetime, but years later.
www.angelfire.com /alt2/tmorikawa/atreussummary.html   (535 words)

 Nov 19   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Atreus and Thyestes compete for kingship of Mycenae
Atreus plans revenge; feeds Thyestes three sons to him
Agamemnon and Menelaus, sons of Atreus, reclaim throne from Thyestes
www.utexas.edu /courses/larrymyth/30Atreus.html   (134 words)

 Story of the House of Atreus
Atreus and Thuestes have a quarrel: various versions suggest that this was [1] over the kingship of Mukenai; [2] because Thuestes slept with Atreus's wife; [3] over the ownership of a golden lamb.
Atreus, feigning friendship, invites Thuestes to a banquet, where however he serves Thuestes the flesh of his own children.
Atreus later meets and falls in love with her; they marry.
omni.cc.purdue.edu /~corax/agamemnonbackstory.html   (1371 words)

 Welcome to the Classics Department at Haverford College
The most famous (or notorious) family in western literature is the House of Atreus, the royal family of Mycenae.
The family of Atreus suffered from an ancestral crime, variously described, that caused disastrous repercussions until finally Athena broke the cycle of murder and revenge.
In response, Atreus cooked Thyestes' children and served them to him at a banquet under the pretense of friendly reconciliation.
www.haverford.edu /classics/activities/electra/houseofatreus.html   (1021 words)

 The House of Atreus, Act I - Virgin Steele - Song Listings
The House of Atreus, Act 1 is an incredibly ambitious project even for Virgin Steele, a band whose recent recordings centered on no less a concept than The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
It is essentially a partial retelling of the Greek tragedy concerning the royal family cursed by a hideous act...
It is essentially a partial retelling of the Greek tragedy concerning the royal family cursed by a hideous act of cannibalism and doomed in the aftermath of the Trojan War; the music is appropriately epic and grandiose, borrowing from classical and prog rock as well as traditional, straight-ahead British-style metal.
www.mp3.com /albums/392264/summary.html   (686 words)

 The House of Atreus — www.greenwood.com
Description: Using clear language and unconventional examples, this book argues that abortion is not merely a "medical" or "religious" issue, but one that goes to the very heart of our conception of human rights.
Bohan explains why the Greek myth of the House of Atreus is an apt metaphor for our abortion-minded society that shows the distinction between abortion and infanticide is arbitrary.
While the Supreme Court holds that the 14th Amendment does not protect the lives of fetuses, at the time the Amendment was drafted, American scholars were comparing the mental capacity of Black people to that of a white fetus.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/C6282.aspx?print=1   (321 words)

 Apollo and law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Atreus and Thyestes, sons of Pelops, quarreled over the throne of Mycenae.
Atreus threw out Thyestes, then in an apparent move towards reconciliation, he invited Thyestes to visit.
Agamemnon and Menelaus, the sons of Atreus inherit the throne.
ccwf.cc.utexas.edu /~perlman/myth/lecture10.html   (408 words)

 Genealogy: House of Pelops
According to Greek myth, Atreus and Thyestes had migrated to Argolis, because they had murdered their half-brother, Chrysippus, who was a favourite son of Pelops.
See the House of Atreus, for the full tales of this family.
According to Hesiod and Aeschylus, Agamemnon and Menelaüs were the sons of Pleisthenes, instead of the sons of Atreus; therefore Atreus was a grandfather of Agamemnon and Menelaüs.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/family4.html   (268 words)

 Dogpile Web Search: Curse of the House of Atreus
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Atreus was banished for some years, but returned and threw Thyestes out...
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 House of Atreus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Pan gave the ram to Atreus, but Thyestes seduced Atreus' wife, who gave him the ram, and he won the kingship
Atreus killed Thyestes' sons, cooked them, and served them to their father at this banquet
reference to the feast of Thyestes and the curse on the "House of Atreus"
www.uncg.edu /cla/courses/shelmerd/atreus.html   (446 words)

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