Charilaus

Greek - A king of Sparta. Son of Polydectes. When Polydectes died, he left his wife pregnant. She offered to kill her child when it was born and to share the throne with Lycurgus, brother of Polydectes. Lycurgus pretended to agree but, instead, protected the boy, Charilaus, and proclaimed him king. Occasionally identified as Charilaus.

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