In Greek mythology, Sthenelus (Ancient Greek: Σθένελος) was a name attributed to several different individuals.

  • Son of Perseus and Andromeda, and king of Mycenae.
  • Son of Capaneus and Evadne, he fought alongside Diomedes and the other Argives in the Trojan War and was one of the men who hid in the Trojan Horse. In the Iliad, he boasts that he captured the city of Thebes, while his father, fighting among the Seven Against Thebes, died attempting the same thing.[1] He rules Iphis' half of Argos, along with Diomedes, after both Adrastus and Aegialeus had died. His sons were Cylarabes ad Cometes.[2]
  • Son of Actor (or of Androgeos) and a companion of Heracles, whom he accompanied to the land of the Amazons to steal Hippolyta's girdle.
  • Son of Aegyptus and Tyria, who married (and was killed by) Sthenele, daughter of Danaus and Memphis.[3]
  • Father of Cycnus and King of Liguria.
  • Sthenelās, Father of Gelanor.[4]


  1. Homer Iliad 4.403-410
  2. Tripp, Edward. Crowell's Handbook of Classical Mythology. New York: Thomas Crowell Press, 1970, p. 537.
  3. Bibliotheca 2. 1. 5
  4. Pierre Grimal : A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology, s.v. "Gelanor"
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