Genealogy: House of Pelops

Children of Pelops
House of Atreus


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Children of Pelops

Atlas (Titan) Pleïone (mother of the Pleiades) Asterope (Pleiade) Cronus (Titan) Tantalus (king of Sipylus in Lydia) Niobe (queen of Thebes) Zethus (king of Thebes) Amphion (king of Thebes) Antiope (daughter of King Nycteus of Thebes) Chloris (mother of Nestor) 7 sons of Niobe ? 6 daughters of Niobe ? Pelops (king of Pisa) Oenomaus (king of Pisa) Hippodameia Chrysippus Atreus (king of Mycenae) Thyestes (king of Mycenae) Aegeus (king of Athens) Theseus (Athenian hero and king) Neleus (king of Pylos) Astydameia (wife of Alcaeus) Anaxo (wife of Electryon) Nicippe (wife of Sthenelus) Lysidice (wife of Taphos) Acrisius (king of Argos) Eurydice (daughter of Lacedaemon and Sparta) Danae Perseus (king of Mycenae and Tiryns) Andromeda Electryon (king of Mycenae and father of Alcmene) Alcaeus (father of Amphitryon) Sthenelus (king of Mycenae and father of Eurystheus) Iphicles (half-brother of Heracles) Iolaus (nephew and companion of Heracles) Alcathous (king of Megara) Telamon (king of Salamis) Ajax (Salamian hero) Alcmene (wife of Amphitryon) Heracles Eurystheus (king of Tiryns and Mycenae) Pittheus (king of Troezen) Troezen (king of Troezen) Amphitryon

The family tree of Pelops, displayed his descendants, such as Agamemnon, Menelaus and Orestes. Several of his daughters were married into Perseus’ family, so see also the House of Perseus. You will find that Pelops was a great-grandfather of the hero Heracles (Hercules).

Also, the children of Amphion and Niobe varied in number from source to source. The usual numbers were seven sons and seven daughters. It most texts, only Chloris survived, because she was married to Neleus, king of Pylos. When the killing started, Chloris was living in Pylos. See the Wrath of Heaven about the myth of Niobe.



House of Atreus

Pelops (king of Pisa) Atreus (king of Mycenae) Thyestes (king of Mycenae) Menelaus (king of Sparta) Aegithus (king of Mycenae) Aletes (king of Mycenae) Agamemnon (king of Mycenae) Orestes (king of Argos and Sparta) Iphigeneia (high priestess of Artemis) Electra Tisamenus (king of Argos and Sparta) Pylades (companion of Orestes) Hermione Theseus (Athenian hero and king) Catreus (king of Crete) Aerope (daughter of Catreus) Helen of Troy Clytemnestra (daughter of Leda and Tyndareus) Clytemnestra (daughter of Tyndareus and Leda) Tantalus (1st husband of Clytemnestra) Thyestes (king of Mycenae) Pelopia (daughter of Thyestes) Orestes (son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra) Iphigeneia (daughter of Theseus and Helen?) Hippodameia (daughter of King Oenomaus of Pisa) Pleisthenes Achilles (hero of the Trojan War) Neoptolemus (king of Epirius) Pylades (son of Strophius I)

This family tree showed only the children and descendants of Atreus and Thyestes.

According to Greek myth, Atreus and Thyestes had migrated to Argolis, because they had murdered their half-brother, Chrysippus, who was a favourite son of Pelops. Perseus’ son, Sthenelus, was king of Mycenae and Tiryns at that time. Sthenelus welcomed the brothers and gave them the city of Midea to rule. When Eurystheus died, Atreus and Thyestes contested one another for Mycenae. Their rivalry and enmity had led to a cycle of violences and bloody murders that lasted for another two generations.

See the House of Atreus, for the full tales of this family.


Below is an alternative family tree to Atreus’ family.

Atreus (king of Mycenae) Menelaus (king of Sparta) Agamemnon (king of Mycenae) Clytemnestra (daughter of Leda and Tyndareus) Helen of Troy Helen Tyndareus (king of Sparta) Leda (daughter of Thestius) Pleisthenes

According to Hesiod and Aeschylus, Agamemnon and Menelaüs were the sons of Pleisthenes, instead of the sons of Atreus; therefore Atreus was a grandfather of Agamemnon and Menelaüs.

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