Lycomedes was the king of Scyros, and sired a daughter, Deïdameia.[1]

As Sea Goddess Thetis foresaw that her son Achilles would not return from the Trojan War, she sent him to hid at Lycomedes' court, disguised as woman. When Menelaus and Agamemnon gathered the Achaean warriors, he sent Odysseus, Nestor and Ajax to Scyros in order to retrieve Achilles.[1]

After mistakenly attacking Teuthrania while searching for Troy, Achilles' vessels went to Scyros, where he married Lycomedes' daughter Deïdameia,[1] and impregnated her with a son: Neoptolemus.[2]

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