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.

Eponym Name Father
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.



Descendants of Deucalion (Deucalionids):

Epimetheus (Titan) Prometheus (Titan) Pandora ("the gift of all") Deucalion (king of Phthia) Pyrrha Hellen (king of Phthia) Dorus (eponym of the Dorians) Xuthus (king of Thessaly) Creüsa (daughter of Erechtheus of Athens) Ion (eponym of the Ionians) Erechtheus (king of Athens) Cranaus (king of Athens) Amphictyon (king of Athens) Enarete (wife of Aeolus) Protogeneia (mistress of Aeolus) Aeolus (king of Thessaly) Salmoneus (king of Salmonia, Elis) Tyro Cretheus (king of Iolcus) Sidero (stepmother of Tyro) Perieres (king of Messenia) Gorgophone (daughter of Perseus) Sisyphus (king of Corinth) Athamas (king of Orchomenus) Perimele (mother of Hippodamas and Orestes) Aëthlius (king of Elis) Calyce (wife of Aëthlius of Elis) Peisidice (wife of Myrmidon of Phthia) Macareus Canace Alcyone Ceyx (king of Trachis) Endymion (king of Elis) Paeon (king of Paeonia) Epeius (king of Elis) Eurycyda (mother of Eleius) Aetolus (king of Aetolia) Autolycus (master thief) Phorbas (king of Thessaly) Otus (twin giant) Ephialtes (twin giant) Deion (king of Phocis) Erysichthon Mestra Tectamus (king of Crete)

I have not shown the descendants of Aeolids in great detail here, except for the descendants of Canace. Canace was the daughter of Aeolus.




Houses of Thessaly and Messenia (Aeolids):

Xuthus (king of Thessaly) Aeolus (king of Thessaly) Enarete (wife of Aeolus) Tyro Sidero (stepmother of Tyro) Salmoneus (king of Salmonia, Elis) Cretheus (king of Iolcus) Pelias (king of Iolcus) Acastus (king of Iolcus) Neleus (king of Pylos) Chloris (daughter of Amphion and Niobe) Pero Nestor (king of Pylos) Amythaon Melampus (Aeolid seer) Bias Perieres (king of Messenia) Gorgophone (daughter of Perseus and Andromeda) Aeson Jason (leader of the Argonauts) Medea (Colchis sorceress) Pheres (king of Pheres) Alcestis Admetus (king of Pherae) Deion (king of Phocis) Phylacus (king of Phylace) Iphiclus (king of Phylace) Protesilaus (king of Phylace) Iasus (king of Arcadia) Atalanta (huntress) Procris (daughter of Erechtheus of Athens) Perimela (wife of Antion, the Lapith) Aeolia (wife of Calydon) Meleager (Calydonian hero) Leucippus (king of Messenia) Aphareus (king of Messenia) Arene (daughter of Oebalus) Cephalus Arceisius Telemachus (son of Odysseus and Penelope) Idas Lynceus Perseus (king of Tiryns and Mycenae) Andromeda (daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopea)Cephalus, Deïon’s son, for example was the ancestor of Odysseus.

It should be noted that Jason has two sons, by Hypsipyle, queen of Lemnos.

Descendants of Deucalion (Deucalionids)  |  Houses of Thessaly and Messenia (Aeolids)