Greek - A Trojan herdsman. Son of Capys by Themiste. Father of Aeneas by Aphrodite. Zeus caused Aphrodite to fall in love with Anchises; their son was Aeneas. His punishment for union with a goddess was, in some stories, lameness and in others, blindness caused by bee stings. In some stories he was killed by Aphrodite using a thunderbolt for disclosing his affair with a goddess, in others he survived and, after the fall of Troy, sailed for Italy with Aeneas but died during the voyage. Other versions have him marrying Venus Erycina and being killed by lightning. Also referred to as Anchises, Ankhises or Ankhises.

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