The first king of Aegina, known for his piety and justice, appointed as a judge in Hades after his death.
A king of Aegina who, after he dies, becomes one of the three judges of the dead in the lower world, with Minos and Rhadamanthus.
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Aeacus Sentence Examples
Tradition derives the name from Aegina, the mother of Aeacus, who was born in and ruled the island.
Aeacus ruled over his people with such justice and impartiality that after his death he was made judge of the lower world together with Minos and Rhadamanthus.
His grandfather Aeacus was, according to the legend, the son of Zeus himself.
On painted vases and sarcophagus bas-reliefs he frequently occurs with Aeacus and Rhadamanthus as judges of the under-world and in connexion with the Minotaur and Theseus.
The leaders of the Achaean invasion were Pelops, who took possession of Elis, and Aeacus, who became master of Aegina and was said to have introduced there the worship of Zeus Panhellenius, whose cult was also set up at Olympia.