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In Greek mythology, Menoetius (Greek: Μενοίτιος) referred to several different people:

  1. A son of Iapetus and Clymene or Asia, and a brother of Atlas, Prometheus and Epimetheus, was killed by Zeus with a flash of lightning, in the fight of the Titans, and banished to Tartarus.[1][2][3]
  2. One of Hades' shepherds on Erythea. He told Geryon when Heracles stole Geryon's herd.
  3. Father of Patroclus and Myrto (by either Sthenele, Periopis or Polymele)[4][5], son of Actor[6] and Aegina. This Menoetius may have been one of the Argonauts.

References

  1. Hesiod, Theogony 507, &c., 514
  2. Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, 1. 2. § 3
  3. Scholia to Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound 347
  4. Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, 3. 13. 8
  5. Plutarch, Aristides, 20. 6
  6. Homer, Iliad, XI, 785
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