Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Houses of Pelops and Atreus

The area in red is the Lydian area of Tantalos's Manisa, where Mt. Sipylus, where Niobe weeps, is found.

Here's a site that offers some help with the genealogies of the various Greek houses. Below are two trees that go back ultimately to Tantalos: one of the brood of Pelops, the other going into more detail on the house of Atreus. (The images are much easier to read if enlarged by clicking on them.)

Children of Pelops

House of Atreus

It's worth noting that the sons of Pelops married daughters of Perseus, merging the two great houses of the day.

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