House of Perseus (Mycenae and Tiryns)


The family tree above showed the descedants of Io, on the Belid branch, which included such heroes as Perseus and Heracles.

The names in blues are the Heraclids or the descendants of Heracles, who would later conquer Argos, Sparta and the region of Messenia.

I should also point out that Apollodorus had given us two versions, of the conception of Perseus. The popular version, say that Zeus had come to Danae as a shower of gold, when she was confined in a bronze chamber. The other version say that her uncle Proëtus was Perseus' real father.

You will find a more complete family tree of Proetus, in the House of Argos, Proëtid-Aeolid line. And if you are interested in the early kings of Argos, then you should see Early House of Argos.

You will also find Pelops and his descendants (eg. Atreus, Agamemnon, Orestes, etc) in the House of Pelops.

I have not been able to fit in the large family tree, the nine sons of Electryon and Anaxo. These nine sons died from the Taphian raid. Only Electryon's illegitimate son, Licymnius, had survived, because he was too young to take part in battle. I have included an extra family tree below, to supplement the above family tree.









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