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Tros (Trois) of Acadia King of Troy
Male 1337 BC - 1330 BC

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  • Birth  1337 BC  Troy, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1330 BC  Troad, Troy, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I26134  Ellis-Pagoria Family Tree
    Last Modified  23 Dec 2012 
    Father  Erichtonius King of Dardania 
    Mother  Astoyche of Acadia 
    Married  Asia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F6390  Group Sheet
    Family  Callirhoe of the Trojans 
     1. Assaracus (Ascaoracus) the Dardanian
     2. Illus King of Troy
    Family ID  F10848  Group Sheet
  • Notes 
    • Audrey Maxine Ellis' 68th Great Grandfather

      King of TROY
      Born: abt. 1337 BC Died: abt. 1330 BC

      In Greek mythology, Tros was a ruler of Troy and the son of Erichthonius by Astyoche (daughter of the river god Simoeis) or of Ilus I, from whom he inherited the throne.[1][2] Tros was the father of three sons: Ilus, Assaracus, and Ganymedes.[3] He is the eponym of Troy, also named Ilion for his son Ilus. Tros's wife was said to be Callirrhoe, daughter of the River God Scamander[3], or Acallaris, daughter of Eumedes.[4]

      When Zeus abducted Ganymedes, Tros grieved for his son. Sympathetic, Zeus sent Hermes with two horses so swift they could run over water. Hermes also assured Tros that Ganymede was immortal and would be the cupbearer of the gods, a position of great distinction.[5][6]

      In variant versions Ganymede is son of Laomedon son of Ilus son of Tros;[7] yet others call him son of Ilus[8], Erichthonius or Assaracus.[9]

      It was from Tros that the Dardanians were called Trojans and the land named the Troad.


      1. Homer, Iliad, 20. 230
      2. Tzetzes on Lycophron, 29
      3. Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, 3. 12. 2
      4. Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities, 1.62
      5. Homer, Iliad, 5. 265 & 20. 231
      6. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 5. 24. 5 with a reference to Homer
      7. Cicero, Tusculan Disputations, 1. 29
      8. Tzetzes on Lycophron, 34
      9. Hyginus, Fabulae, 224, 271

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