thyestes and atreus

This may have been partly because of the curses on Tantalus, their grandfather, and Pelops, their father. Then they went into exile in Mycenae, where their brother-in-law held the throne. In Greek mythology, Atreus was a king of Mycenae in the Peloponnese, the son of Pelops and Hippodamia, and the father of Agamemnon and Menelaus. Thyestes and got back the power of his father's land. Atreus was delighted with these terms and agreed -- because he had a golden fleece hidden safely away (or so he thought). First, he pretended Then Thyestes dared Atreus to make a deal with him. But Thyestes was envious of his brother and wanted the power as much as him, so he decided to take it away from Atreus. One day the only son of the king fell in a battle Thyestes and Oresteia are two stories that follow each other whereby the Thyestes story precedes the Oresteia story. 5. However, Thyestes petitioned to be allowed to return, and Atreus, apparently wishing a reconciliation, agreed to allow Thyestes to come back and prepared a huge banquet to celebrate the end of their differences. (((navigator.appName == "Netscape") && The House of Atreus was a family line from Greek mythology; with the stories of the individual family members being amongst the original Greek Tragedies. golden lamb of her husband. Open to your sponsorships, link exchanges, or just friendly talk about history. // -->