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This article is about Greek mythology. For the millipede genus, see Polyxenus (genus).

In Greek mythology, Polyxenus[pronunciation?] (Greek: Πολύξενος or Πολύξεινος) is a name that may refer to:

  • Son of Agasthenes and Peloris, king of Elis. He was counted among the suitors of Helen,[2] and accordingly participated in the Trojan War, having brought 40 ships with him.[3][4][5][6] He returned home safely after the war, and had a son Amphimachus, whom he possibly named after his friend Amphimachus (son of Cteatus), who had died at Troy.[7] Polyxenus, king of Elis, was also said to have been entrusted with the stolen cattle by the Taphians under Pterelaus; the cattle was ransomed from him by Amphitryon.[8] This Polyxenus, however, appears to be a figure distinct from Polyxenus, son of Agasthenes, since he lived two generations before the Trojan War.


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