Boeotus

Greek - Son of Poseidon by Melanippe. Twin brother of Aeolus. He and his brother Aeolus were abandoned as babies, suckled by cows and sheltered by shepherds who later gave them to Theano. When she had two sons of her own by her husband Metapontus, she incited them to kill the foundlings but Poseidon intervened and killed the other two. The brothers returned to the shepherds who had sheltered them and Poseidon told them that their real mother, who had been blinded by her father, Aeolus, when they were born, had been imprisoned by her father. They killed him, their grandfather, and freed Melanippe who later married Metapontus after Theano killed herself. At times, called Boeotus.

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