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A mythical figure connected with the perceived racial divisions among the Greeks. Acc. to Hesiod, he was son of Hellen and brother of Dorus and Aeolus, the eponyms of the Dorians and Aeolians (see aeolis); his sons by the Athenian Creusa, daughter of Erechtheus, are Ion and Achaeus, who are also eponymous. This version reflects Athenian claims to Ionian primacy.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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