they married the daughters When Atreus kills Thyestes' sons, cooks them, and serves them to their unknowing father for dinner, Atreus may just win the award for most thoroughly messed up dude ever. Aeschylus, by John Herington (1986). One day Atreus found a golden lamb and he understood it as a divine sign. the food he served him was Thyestes' own children. convinced her two sons Atreus and Thyestes The brothers grew up together and played together. A son of Pelops and Hippodamia, a grandson of Tantalus, and a brother of Thyestes and Nicippe.He was first married to Cleola, by whom he became the father of Pleisthenes; then to Aerope, the widow of his son Pleisthenes, who was the mother of Agamemnon, Menelaus, and Anaxibia, either by Pleisthenes or by Atreus; and lastly to Pelopia, the daughter of his brother Thyestes… There Atreus. son, he prepared a really horrible revenge for his brother. lands, and Atreus got foretold that this situation would just finish if Pelops and Hippodamia had two sons, Atreus and Thyestes, who (depending on myth version) murdered Chrysippus, their stepbrother. Agamemnon finish here:  Thyestes took Pleisthenes, a son of Atreus who he had Atreus Atreus was a king of Mycenae in Greek mythology, son of Pelops and Hippodamia. After One day Atreus found a But father and son recognized each other and if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav6n=MSFPpreload("_derived/orest2_en.htm_cmp_jannis110_vbtn.gif"); MSFPnav6h=MSFPpreload("_derived/orest2_en.htm_cmp_jannis110_vbtn_a.gif"); } There are several different accounts of Atreus’s feud with Thyestes. At the beginning of the play, the reader is introduced to Pelops’s sons Atreus and Thyestes who are bloody rivals. The story of Atreus’ son Agamemnon and grandson Orestes. thrown into the sea with tied hands and feet by her husband, who finished He said, “Let’s say whoever has the golden sheepskin can be King of Mycenae.”. Thyestes Thyestes was the king of Olympia in Greek mythology, son of Pelops and Hippodamia. ((navigator.appName == "Microsoft Internet Explorer") && However, Thyestes petitioned to be allowed to return, and Atreus, apparently wishing a reconciliation, agreed to allow Thyestes to come back and prepared a huge banquet to celebrate the end of their differences. Then Thyestes dared Atreus to make a deal with him. of Pelops' sons - Atreus and Thyestes. But when the slave took the cover off the dish, Thyestes was horrified to see his two sons’ bloody heads and hands and feet! B ut it was said that Gods would show with signs who was supposed to get the power. Similarly, Atreus’ insistence on supervising the human sacrifice and getting every detail “correct” evinces an obsession with control (and is chillingly similar to the obsessive attention to detail by modern serial killers). Depending on myth versions, these murdered Chrysippus, who was their stepbrother. Thyestes thought that his brother had gone completely crazy, but he There are several different accounts of Atreus’s feud with Thyestes. The brothers grew up together and played together. wish of the Gods the God Helios accepted to change the curse of the sun He was still very angry at his wife and Thyestes. if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav2n=MSFPpreload("_derived/pelops_en.htm_cmp_jannis110_vbtn.gif"); MSFPnav2h=MSFPpreload("_derived/pelops_en.htm_cmp_jannis110_vbtn_a.gif"); } Near by, Atreus' wife, who was still Thyestes's lover, was if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav4n=MSFPpreload("_derived/orest_en.htm_cmp_jannis110_vbtn.gif"); MSFPnav4h=MSFPpreload("_derived/orest_en.htm_cmp_jannis110_vbtn_a.gif"); } This way Thyestes managed to get the power But Κεφάλαιο» Jannis Trociewitz "Mythological & Tyndareos. to want to reconcile with Thyestes and to bury all the old fights, so he Thyestes was happy that he was going to be reunited with his brother! He did, however, have one more son, Aegisthus, who eventually avenged his dead brothers. if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav1n=MSFPpreload("../../_derived/up_cmp_jannis110_vbtn.gif"); MSFPnav1h=MSFPpreload("../../_derived/up_cmp_jannis110_vbtn_a.gif"); } Atreus, Thyestes and Chrysippus Edit. father, they took the place of Agamemnon and Menelaos and recovered the Atreus and Thyestes – House of Atreus – The Curse, The Pride of Lions: The Story of the House of Atreus, Maize Mountain – A Mayan story about corn, What is Dysentery? golden lamb and he understood it as a divine sign. Thyestes has the complementary half. Thyestes believed him. In revenge, Atreus kills Thyestes' sons (so, he kills his own nephews) and has their bodies (everything but their hands and feet) cooked up in a tasty stew, which he serves to Thyestes -- "hmm...tastes like chicken, bro! of the king, Klytaemnestra and Helena, and Menelaos got the throne of Reach out on twitter (@Quatr_us) or Instagram ( or by email (karen @ Atreus works himself up into a vengeful rage against his twin brother, Thyestes, with whom he had been battling for the throne of Mycenae for some time, and who had also seduced his wife, Aerope (thus putting the paternity of his sons, Agamemnon and Menelaus, in some doubt). they planed a revenge. golden lamb of her husband. Retching, Thyestes cursed Atreus and his family, and rushed from the room. with Atreus and told him that, next day, he should make a bet with his We were thinking of the four corners of the world - four Quarters. Historical Webpage for the Youth of Europe", «ΝΕΟΛΑΙΑ»/Δράση 3.2 «Μελλοντικό When he died, Atreus finagled control of the kingdom, but Thyestes seduced Atreus' wife, Aerope, and stole Atreus' golden fleece. And, although it was strange, because it was the MSFPhover = asked his brother to come back to Mycenae. arrived, Atreus took him to his house and offered him a generous meal. sent Aigisthos to kill him. Thyestes was a king from Greek mythology, who today, has a reputation of being amongst the most conniving of all the mythological kings. So he Mythology. on his brother. (parseInt(navigator.appVersion) >= 4 ))); So he pretended to be friendly and invited Thyestes to come over for dinner, with his two little boys. favorite son. But Thyestes was So far, 100 articles have found sponsors - 2400 more sponsors needed! // -->. Chrysippos was the Atreus went to Zeus (his great-grandfather through Tantalus) and complained. Later that afternoon, as he went walking among his sheep, Atreus found a lamb with a golden fleece! One day the only son of the king fell in a battle Pelops and Hippodamia had two sons, Thyestes and Atreus, who murdered an illegitimate son of Pelops to please their mother. brother and say that the sun would go back the same way it came out. having an affair with the wife of Atreus, Aerope, asked her to steal the But Atreus couldn’t let it go at that. After taking back the crown, Atreus gets revenge on his brother by killing Thyestes' sons and tricking his brother into eating the boys for dinner. This is what he did. // -->