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03 March 2008 @ 12:05 pm
Achilles' Bloodline  
Okay, so I drew what my friends call a "Web of Chaos"--it's like a web chart, telling how people connect to one another--for the romantic/bloodlines in the Trojan war, really with the intent of creating a family chart for Achilles. So here goes the explanations:

It starts with Aegina. She has two sons: Menoetius and Aeacus. Meneotius has a son--Patroclus. Aeacus has a son, Peleus, who has a son and a daughter, Achilles and Polymele. Polymele and Meneotius marry, and Patroclus falls deeply in love with Achilles (and vice versa). Menoetius has had several other wives in his lifetime--Periopes, daughter of Pheres (founder of Pherae), Sthenele daughter of Acastus, Philomela (who's she daughter of?) Aeacus helps build the walls of Troy, and Achilles and Patroclus would fight to bring them down.

Achilles later falls head over heels for Troilus, son of Priam, but gets spurned and kills Troilus the same day out of anger in the temple of Apollo(oops). Patroclus later gets killed by Troilus' brother, Hector, and Achilles by another brother, Paris, and it was chalked up to divine justice.

Before the war Achilles marries Deidama, daughter of Lycomedes, and they have a son, Pyrrhus (later called Neoptolemus). Neoptolemus takes Andromache as a concubine, and they have a son by the name of Molossus, who is the ancestor of Olympias, who marries Phillip of Macedon. They have a son named Alexander, who is deeply in love with Hephaestion. They marry the daughters of Darius, Statreira and Dypeteis respectively, however are killed after Alexander's death by his other wife, Roxanna, who has his son, Alexander IV. They in turn are murdered. Alexander had another son, but I can't find who he is, and this kid was born by a concubine. Still with me?

Oh, and Philip claims to be a descendant of Heracles, who's had several kids in his lifetime, but who knows how true that is? At least there's some basis for Olympias' connection to Achilles, right?

Back in the past, Neoptolemus is promised Hermione, by her father, Menelaus, and tries to kidnap her. She's already married to Orestes. Menelaus is married to Helen, who runs away with Paris, who is the brother of the woman who would later be his concubine, Cassandra, and they're kids of Priam and Hecuba. Their sister becomes the concubine of Menelaus' brother, Agamemnon, who is killed by his wife, Clymnestra, who's been having an affair with Agamemnon's cousin, Aegisthus.

By the way, Helen is the daughter of Leda of Sparta, who is also the mother of Clymnestra, along with Caster and Pollux (who both die, and Menelaus becomes king of Sparta). Clymnestra and Agamemnon have a couple kids, one of whom is Electra, (and I'm not entirely sure why she sounds important to me.) Oh, and Helen had been abducted by Theseus in the past (Oh, and his brother has decided he's going to kidnap and marry Persephone--cause that would go over so well with her husband, the Lord of the Dead!)

Achilles and Patroclus are the heirs to the thrones of Phthia and Opus, respectively. Achilles dies before this happens, and somehow Opus is taken over by Ajax the Lesser before the war (how did that happen?) Either way, Patroclus, who is Lacronian, fights for Achilles, who is Myrmidon. Patroclus, by the way, is obliged to fight in the war, because he was a suitor for Helen, and made a stupid oath.

In the end, all we have is a big mess.
 
 
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See you later, instigator: Remus/Sirius1 (by wild_huntress)oudeteron on March 3rd, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
...Nice. I admire that you looked this all up (since my usual practice is concentrating on the people I'm most interested in and filling in the others as they come along). Geez, boys, you could just be content with each other without throwing all these kids into the mix. XD
MissTeacakesmissteacakes on March 3rd, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
But the good thing about all the kids in the mix was that it resulted in Alexander and Hephaestion ^^
See you later, instigator: Toshioudeteron on March 3rd, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
Good point! To be honest, I tend to more or less accept this with Achilles, but with Alexander I always go, "Hey, was that really necessary?" Though I understand he'd have to think about succession, of course. Still, could have adopted someone.