Greek - Son of Odysseus. Sometimes called Latinus.
Roman - King of Latium. Husband of Amata. Father of Lavinia. His parentage is not clear. Some say that he was the son of Hercules or Telemachus, others that his parents were the god Faunus and the nymph, Marica. He was warned by the spirit of his father not to allow Lavinia to marry one of her countrymen but to keep her for a stranger from over the sea. This turned out to be Aeneas, seeking somewhere to settle after the fall of Troy. In some accounts he fought for Aeneas, in others against him and was either killed in battle or taken up to heaven as Jupiter Latiaris. In some lore, occasionally identified as Latinus.

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