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Helenus, King of Epirus, (twin)

Helenus, King of Epirus, (twin)[1, 2]

Male 1202 B.C. - Yes, date unknown

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  • Suffix  (twin) 
    Born  1202 B.C.  Troy (present day Turkey) Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I020602  Norway / Medieval Scandinavia
    Last Modified  8 Mar 2012 

    Father  Priam, High King of Troy,   b. 1225 B.C., Troy (present day Turkey) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1185 B.C. 
    Relationship  Birth 
    Mother  Hecuba, Queen of Troy,   b. 1220 B.C., Troy (present day Turkey) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship  Birth 
    Family ID  F008588  Group Sheet

    Family  Andromache, Princess of Thebes,   b. 1200 B.C., Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Genger (Zeuzer, Zueter), King of Troy,   b. 1180 B.C., Troy (present day Turkey) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1149 B.C.
    Family ID  F008360  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Helenus was a twin to Cassandra and also a prophet. Helenus later married Andromache, who was first married to his brother, Hector. She was taken captive by the Greeks and married to Pyrrhus, the son of Achilles. When Pyrrhus died, the Greeks gave Andromache to Helenus as a reward for his help at the very end of the Trojan War.

      Andromache was the daughter of Etion, King of Cilician Thebes. Sources do not list Andromache as the mother of Genger. She is placed here as the only wife of Helenus that I know of at present. My guess is that she was not the only wife he had.

  • Sources 
    1. [S000048] Ferguson-1998, Ferguson, June, (14 Jun 1998).

    2. [S000116] Stuart-2002, Stuart, Roderick W, (Genealogical Publishing Co: 2002 4th Edition), p 160.

    3. [S000409] Lund-Est-2005, Lund, Ira J., (Latrobe Pennsylvania: 2005-2012).