Greek - When Zeus fell in love with Aegina he fathered Aeacus who grew up to be king of the island. Hera decimated the population in revenge so Aeacus prayed to Zeus who created a whole new population from ants. These were the myrmidons who followed Achilles and fought in the Trojan War. On occassion, identified as Myrmidons, Murmidones, Murmidones, Myrmidones, Myrmidones, 'ant men' or 'ant men'.

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