Greek - Son of Catreus. Brother of Aerope, Apemosyne and Clymene. Hoping to frustrate an oracle that decreed that Catreus would be killed by his own child, Althamenes went from Crete to Rhodes with his sister, Apemosyne. When she became pregnant as a result of rape by Hermes, he kicked her to death. When Catreus came to Rhodes to offer his son the throne of Crete, Althamenes mistook his father's ship for a pirate vessel and killed his own father. In some references, identified as Althamenes, Althaemenes or Althaemenes.

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