Greek - King of the Tyrrhenians. Father of Lausus. He was a tyrant who would tie a subject to a corpse and leave him to die. Expelled from his own country for his cruelty, he helped Turnus in the battle against Aeneas and his band of Trojans trying to establish a new home in Italy. In some accounts, he killed and was killed by Aeneas in single combat, in others he joined the Trojans after being defeated by Ascanius. At times, called Mezentius.

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