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Telamon


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In mythology son of Aeacus, and brother of Peleus. He and Peleus were banished for killing their bastard half‐brother; and Telamon settled in Salamis, where he became king. He was one of the Argonauts, and a participant in the Calydonian boarhunt (see meleager 1). By his wife, he fathered Aias 1. By his slave‐concubine Hēsionē, daughter of King Laomedon of Troy and given him by Heracles for his help in taking Troy, he fathered Teucer. When Teucer came home from the Trojan War without Aias, Telamon banished him and he later founded Salamis in Cyprus.

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