Acestes

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In Roman mythology, Acestes ("pleasing goat") was son the river Crinisus by a Dardanian woman.

Acestes became king of the region where he was born and welcomed Aeneas when he arrived in Sicily. There were held the funeral games of Aeneas' father Anchises. Those of Aeneas' folk who wished to voyage no further were allowed to remain behind with Acestes and together with Acestes' people they founded the city of Acesta, that is Segesta.

Alternative: Egestes.

References

  • Virgil I, 550; V, 36, 61, 73.
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