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Myrmidon warriors[1]
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Olympus; formerly Greece; Troy
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Mikaboshi; Trojans and their allies
Origin
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Tribe of warriors; Resurrected as demigods
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History

Origin

The Myrmidons were a tribe of fierce warriors, descended from King Myrmidon of Phtiotis, the son of Zeus and of the Phthiotisian princess Eurydemousa.

Their patron god was Ares.[2]

Peleus' rule

They were led by the Myrmidon king Peleus.[3]

Trojan War

At the beginning of the Trojan War, led by Achilles, they went to Mount Ida and drove off the cattle of Dardanian Aeneas, causing Dardanus to join the war against the Achaeans.[1]

Achilles' men ravaged many other cities, including Lyrnessus, Pedasus and Chryse.[1]

Olympus

After Achilles' death, he and the Myrmidons were resurrected as demigods, and continued to do the bidding of Ares, their patron god.[2]

When Mikaboshi's demon army assaulted Olympus, they were the vanguard,[4] led by Achilles.[5]

Others were tasked by Zeus with abducting and protecting Alex Aaron, son of Ares, in order to draw the God of War to Olympus to battle Mikaboshi.[4]

Accompanying Achilles, two Myrmidons went to Earth and returned with Ares, only to find their city destroyed and their brothers dead. Fighting the Eastern demons alongside with Ares and Achilles, they were all eventually teleported to the halls of Zeus.[4] Regrouping, there were only three surviving Myrmidons.[5]

Notes

  • Unlike Peleus, the Myrmidon king, neither his son Achilles nor Achilles' son Neoptolemus were stated to be Myrmidons, but only to lead them. Similarly, Patroclus was seen with Achilles and the Myrmidons, but not stated to be a member.

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Trojan War #2
  2. 2.0 2.1 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #9; Appendix: Olympians: Demi-Gods, Heroes and other Graeco-Roman Mythological Figures: Myrmidons' entry
  3. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #8; Appendix: Olympians: Demi-Gods, Heroes and other Graeco-Roman Mythological Figures: Achilles' entry
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ares #2
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ares #3
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