THYMOETES

ΘΥΜΟΙΤΗΣ

1. One of the elders of Troy. (Hom. Il. iii. 146.) A soothsayer had predicted, that on a certain day a boy should be born, by whom Troy should be destroyed. On that day Paris was born to Priam, and Munippus to Thymoetes. Priam ordered Munippus and his mother Cylla to be killed. Hence Aeneas, in Virgil (Aen. ii. 31), says, that it was doubtful whether Thymnoetes, in order to revenge himself, advised to draw the wooden horse into the city.

2. An Athenian hero, believed to have been a son of Oxyntas, and king of Attica. One of the Attic demes (Thymoetiadae or Thymaetiadae) derived its name from him. (Suid. s. v. ; Paus. ii. 18. § 7.)

3. A Trojan and a companion of Aeneas, who was slain by Turnus. (Virg. Aen. xii. 364.)