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  Pirithous - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, Pirithous (also transliterated as Perithoos or Peirithoos) was the King of the Lapiths and husband of Hippodamia.
Later, Pirithous was set to marry Hippodamia (offspring: Polypoetes).
Theseus and Pirithous pledged to marry daughters of Zeus.
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 Pirithous, Greek Mythology Link.
Pirithous, who was among the ARGONAUTS, and also joined the CALYDONIAN HUNTERS, is counted among the most loyal friends because of his close relationship with Theseus, with whom he descended to the Underworld.
Pirithous and Hippodamia 4 had a son Polypoetes 1 who fought at Troy and survived the war; he is one of those who buried the seer Calchas at Colophon, in Asia Minor, when the Trojan War was over.
Pirithous and Theseus then, wishing to be raised from the dead, stretched out their hands towards him, and Heracles 1 rescued both.
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Pirithous was the son of Dia and Ixion or Zeus, and his best friend was Theseus, slayer of the Minotaur.
Along with Achilles and Patroclus, and Orestes and Pylades, Pirithous and the Athenian hero Theseus have one of the most famous male friendships in classical mythology.
She was twelve at the time, but Theseus and Pirithous carried her off to wait for the time when she would be old enough to marry.
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 Pirithous - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Pirithous, in Greek mythology, king of the Lapiths and friend of Theseus of Athens.
Hades : folklore, legends, and myths: Hades imprisons Theseus and Pirithous
Pirithous: depiction of battle between Lapiths and Centaurs
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 Pirithous: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In greek mythology, hippodamia was the bride of king pirithous of the lapiths....
Dia ("bright sky") in greek mythology was the mother of the lapith pirithous, whose marriage to hippodameia was the occasion of the lapiths battle with...
Helen was the wife of menelaus and reputed to be the most beautiful woman in the world, and her abduction by paris brought about the trojan war....
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 Lapith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lapithus was the ancestor of the Lapith race, and his descendents include Lapith warriors and kings, such as Ixion, Pirithous, Caeneus, and Coronus, and the seers Idmon and Mopsus.
In fact, their king Pirithous was marrying the horsewoman Hippodameia, "tamer of horses", at the wedding feast a battle made famous.
Battles between Lapiths and Centaurs were depicted in the sculptured friezes on the Parthenon, recalling Athenian Theseus' treaty of mutual admiration with Pirithous the Lapith, leader of the Magnetes, and on Zeus' temple at Olympia (Pausanias, v.10.2).
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 XX. a. Theseus. Vols. I & II: Stories of Gods and Heroes. Bulfinch, Thomas. 1913. Age of Fable
Pirithous had made an irruption into the plain of Marathon, and carried off the herds of the king of Athens.
The moment Pirithous beheld him, he was seized with admiration; he stretched out his hand as a token of peace, and cried, “Be judge thyself—what satisfaction dost thou require?” “Thy friendship,” replied the Athenian, and they swore inviolable fidelity.
Pirithous aspired to the wife of the monarch of Erebus; and Theseus, though aware of the danger, accompanied the ambitious lover in his descent to the under-world.
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 Wikipedia: Pirithous
Pirithous had heard rumors about Theseus' courage and strength in battle but he wanted proof.
Theseus chose Helen and together they kidnapped her and decided to hold onto her until she was old enough to marry.
Hades pretended to offer them hospitality and set a feast; as soon as the pair sat down, snakes coiled around their feet and held them there or the stone itself grew and attached itself to their thighs.
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 CENTAURS, Greek Mythology Link.
When Pirithous, a son of Ixion, married Hippodamia 4, he invited the CENTAURS because they were her kinsmen.
Attended Pirithous' wedding, fought in the battle against the LAPITHS and was killed by Caeneus 1.
Attended Pirithous' wedding, fought in the battle against the LAPITHS and was killed by Theseus.
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 LAPITHS, Greek Mythology Link.
The LAPITHS were a people from Thessaly said to have conquered their homeland from the Perrhaebians, who lived near the sea and near the river Peneus, pushing them far from the coast towards Mount Pindus in the times of Ixion.
In the battle that ensued, Theseus, Pirithous, and the LAPITHS defeated the CENTAURS, and drove them from Mount Pelion in Thessaly to Aethicia, which is a territory near Epirus (the Adriatic coastal region of Greece between the Ambracian Gulf and Illyria [Albania]).
He attended the wedding of Theseus' friend Pirithous, and was killed by the Centaur Amycus 2 during the fight caused by the CENTAURS' attempt to rape the bride [Ov.Met.12.250].
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 Theseus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the version where Theseus is married to, and leaves, Hippolyta, Hippolyte tries to exact revenge by bringing the Amazons into Theseus and Phaedra's wedding to kill everyone, though this fails as she is killed by, in some versions Theseus' men, in others Penthesilea, another Amazon.
Pirithous took up his arms and the pair met to do battle, but were so impressed with each other they took an oath of friendship and joined the hunt for the Calydonian Boar.
When Heracles came into Hades for his twelfth task, he freed Theseus but the earth shook when he attempted to liberate Pirithous, and Pirithous had to remain in Hades for eternity.
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 AllRefer.com - PirithoUs (Folklore And Mythology) - Encyclopedia
PirithoUs or PeirithoUs[both: pIrith´Ous] Pronunciation Key, in Greek mythology, king of the Lapithae.
In a later exploit they attempted to abduct Persephone from Hades, where they were tricked into sitting on a magic bench from which they were unable to rise.
After four years of torture Hercules descended to Hades and pulled Theseus from the bench, but when he reached for PirithoUs the ground trembled and PirithoUs was left behind.
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 Pirithous   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In Greek mythology, Pirithous (also transliterated as Perithoos or Peirithoos)was the King of the Lapiths and husband of Hippodamia.
Pirithous tookup arms and the pair met, then became so impressed by each other they took oaths of friendship.
Later, Pirithous was set tomarry Hippodamia (offspring: Polypoetes).
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When Helen was still very young, Theseus, king of Athens, and Pirithous, king of Larissa, kidnapped her because they wanted, before they died, to make love to a daughter of Zeus (Bell, 224).
While Theseus was gone, Helen's brother and half-brother, Polydeuces and Castor, rescued her, keeping Aethra and Pirithous' sister as slaves for Helen.
Theseus, son of Aegeus and Aethra, daughter of Pittheus, along with Pirithous, son of Ixion, have seized and carried away Helen, daughter of Tyndareus and Leda, who is sacrificng at Diana's shrine, into Aphidnae, a village of the Attican region.
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 Pirithous   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The centaurs were guests at the party but got drunk and tried to abduct the including Hippodamia.
Theseus chose Helen and together they kidnapped her and to hold onto her until she was enough to marry.
Hades pretended to offer them hospitality set a feast; as soon as the sat down snakes coiled around their feet held them there or the stone itself and attached itself to their thighs.
www.freeglossary.com /Pirithous   (732 words)

 Theseus and Pirithous   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Theseus became King of Athens, and once, while pirates were raiding the city, he found himself in a brawl with another man, Pirithous, the Prince of the Lapiths of the north.
He enlisted Pirithous to do this, but soon afterward, Helen was rescued by her twin brothers, Castor and Pollux.
Pirithous later approached Theseus with a request that he join him on a very similar quest.
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 Pirithous - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Pirithous   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After Hippodamia's death, Pirithous and Theseus decided that each should wed a daughter of Zeus.
Theseus picked Helen and Pirithous chose Persephone, queen of the underworld.
Theseus was delivered by Heracles but Pirithous remained for eternity.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Pirithous   (203 words)

 Библиотека Luksian key | Shakespeare. The Two Noble Kinsmen.
PIRITHOUS Peace be to you As I pursue this war, which shall be then Beyond further requiring.
PIRITHOUS (to Arcite) I'll see you furnished, and, because you say You are a horseman, I must needs entreat you This afternoon to ride - but 'tis a rough one.
PIRITHOUS I guess he is a prince too, And, if it may be, greater - for his show Has all the ornament of honour in't.
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 PEROTHEUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pirithous, king of the Lapiths, was Theseus's close friend since childhood.
Pirithous invited the centaurs to his wedding with Hippodamia, but the centaurs attempted to carry off the bride, and a great battle broke out between the Lapiths and their guests (Met XII.210-535).
Pirithous and Theseus themselves attempted to carry off Persephone, queen of the Underworld, but Pluto intercepted them and chained them until Hercules rescued them.
www.columbia.edu /dlc/garland/deweever/PQ/perotheu.htm   (212 words)

 Helen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Two Athenians, Theseus and Pirithous, pledged to marry daughters of Zeus.
Theseus chose Helen, and he and Pirithous kidnapped her and decided to hold onto her until she was old enough to marry.
They left Helen with Theseus' mother, Aethra and travelled to the underworld, domain of Persephone and her husband, Hades.
www.icyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/h/he/helen.html   (1229 words)

 The Temple Of Zeus At Olympia As It Was - Greece Travel
And on the gables is a representation of the fight between the Lapithae and the Centaurs at the marriage of Pirithous.
Pirithous is in the center, and on one side of him is Eurytion trying to carry off Pirithous's wife, and Caeneus coming to the rescue, and on the other side Theseus laying about among the Centaurs with his battle-ax; and one Centaur is carrying off a maiden, another a blooming boy.
Alcamenes has engraved this story, I imagine, because he learned from the lines of Homer that Pirithous was the son of Zeus, and knew that Theseus was fourth in descent from Pelops.
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 Ixion, Greek Mythology Link.
Ixion is one of the few who is still being punished in Hades, bound by Zeus to a wheel on which he is whirled through the air.
By Dia, Ixion became father of Pirithous and Phisadie, a woman who was given in servitude to Helen by the DIOSCURI [see also CONSTELLATIONS].
But, having committed an enormous crime against a relative (for some have said that Ixion was the first to stain mortal men with kindred blood), there was no one in the world willing to purify him, except Zeus himself, who out of pity, cleansed him at last.
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F I N I S [23] Having made a compact with Pirithous that they would marry daughters of Zeus, Theseus, with the help of Pirithous, carried off Helen from Sparta for himself, when she was twelve years old, and in the endeavor to win Persephone as a bride for Pirithous he went down to Hades.
[24] But when Theseus arrived with Pirithous in Hades, he was beguiled; for, on the pretence that they were about to partake of good cheer, Hades bade them first be seated on the Chair of Forgetfulness, to which they grew and were held fast by coils of serpents.
Pirithous, therefore, remained bound for ever, but Hercules brought Theseus up and sent him to Athens.
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According to Epitomy 1, 24 of Apolodorus, "Theseus and Pirithous came to the kingdom of Hades, but were deceived there: that is, Hades invited them to sit on Leta's chair, and wait for guests' gifts there; but when they sat, they stuck to the chair and were bound to it with ropes of snakes".
Secondly, we see that majority of sources say (or surmise) that Theseus and Pirithous were bound: That fact proves even better that these sources really couldn't have known the motif of the magical powers of the chair, for otherwise they wouldn't have mentioned binding that would have been unnecessary in that case.
Theseus and Pirithous had to stay in the underworld because they sat there if for a moment, just as Persephone had to stay in the underworld because she tasted of food there.
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