In Greek mythology, there were at least three different people named Thymoetes (Ancient Greek: Θυμοίτης).

  • Thymoetes, one of the elders of Troy (also spelled Thymoitos)[1] son of Laomedon[2] A soothsayer had predicted that, on a certain day, a boy would be born by whom Troy would be destroyed. On that very day Paris was born to Priam, king of Troy, and Munippus to Thymoetes. Priam ordered Munippus and his mother [Cilla to be killed in order to prevent the prophecy from being fulfilled while sparing his own son.[3] It is believed that Thymoetes, in order to avenge his family, advised to draw the wooden horse into the city.[4]
  • Thymoetes, a Trojan and a companion of Aeneas, who was slain by Turnus.[7]


  1. Homer, Iliad, 3. 146
  2. Dictys Cretensis, 4. 22
  3. Tzetzes on Lycophron, 315
  4. Virgil, Aeneid, 2. 31
  5. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2. 18. 9
  6. Tzetzes, Chiliades, 1. 182
  7. Virgil, Aeneid, 12. 364

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1870).

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at Thymoetes. The list of authors can be seen in the page history.

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