Genealogy: Aeolids 1 (Thessaly & Messenia)
The Aeolids or the descendants of Aeolus, ruled many different kingdoms throughout Greece. Aeolus, the king of Phthia, in Thessaly, had many children. Some of his sons founded their own kingdoms, while other gained their own kingdoms through marriage to the daughters of the king.
Since the Aeolids are so widely dispersed, I have decided to display them in separate family tree for each important line, depending on the geographic location of their kingdoms.
Since Aeolus was the son of Hellen and grandson of Deucalion, the surivor of the Deluge (Flood), the first family tree displayed all the children of Deucalion, Hellen and Aeolus.
All descendants of Deucalion, including the Aeolids, were known as the Deucalionids. His descendants became eponym of many races, as it can be seen in the table below.
|Hellenes||Hellen||Deucalion (with Pyrrha)|
|Aeolians||Aeolus||Hellen (with Orseïs)|
|Dorians||Dorus||Hellen (with Orseïs)|
|Greeks||Graecus||Zeus (and Pandora II)|
|Ionians||Ion||Apollo or Xuthus (with Creusa)|
|Achaeans||Achaeüs||Xuthus (with Creusa)|
|Macedonians||Macedon||Zeus (with Thyia)|
|Thessalians||Thessalus||Jason (with Medea) or Acastus|
Below is only the family trees, of mainly from kingdoms in Thessaly, and some in Messenia. However, there are many kingdoms in Thessaly, ruled by the Aeolids, such as that of Phthia, Iolcus, Pheres and Phylace.
|Descendants of Deucalion (Deucalionids)|
|Houses of Thessaly and Messenia (Aeolids)|
There are many genealogy of the Aeolids, found in different pages in Timeless Myths.
- House of Corinth (Sisyphus’ line), see Aeolids 2
- House of Argos (descendants of Melamphus), see House of Sparta
- House of Calydon
I have not shown the descendants of Aeolids in great detail here, except for the descendants of Canace. Canace was the daughter of Aeolus.
It should be noted that Jason has two sons, by Hypsipyle, queen of Lemnos.