Greek - A king of Sicily. Son of Crinisus and Egesta. Acestes was the son of a Trojan noblewoman, Egesta, who went to Sicily to escape a monster ravaging Troy. He became king of Sicily, fought on the side of the Trojans in the war against the Greeks and later welcomed Aeneas on his journey to Italy. He, or a Sicilian archer of the same name, is said to have shot an arrow so fast that it ignited. Also referred to as Acestes, Aegestes, Aegestes, Akestes or Akestes.

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