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Who are the Myrmidons?

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The Myrmidonsor Myrmidones were legendary people of Greek history. They were very brave and skilled warriors commanded by Achilles, as described in Homer's Iliad. Their eponymous ancestor was Myrmidon, a king of Thessalian Phthia, who was the son of Zeusand "wide-ruling" Eurymedousa, a princess of Phthia.

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How do you pronounce Myrmidons?

Myrmidons is pronounced as "mur-muh-dons."


Why were the myrmidons created?

By mistake


Where were the Myrmidons from?

From the greek island of Aegina.


What was Achilles special troops?

the myrmidons


Was Achilles spartan?

No, Achilles is the leader of the Myrmidons.


Who were the marmadens?

Perhaps you meant 'Myrmidons' - if so , the Myrmidons were Greek warriors renown for their bravery and skills as fierce and aggressive warriors . In Homer's epic 'The Iliad' they were led by Achilles .


Achilles special troops in Trojan war?

Achilles was king of the Myrmidons, a people who excelled at warfare. The myrmidons were one of the inspirations for Lycurgus the Lawgiver when he reformed Spartan society.


What was the name of the special guard that Achilles commanded?

myrmidons


Was Achilles a Myrmidon?

Yes, he was the leader of the Myrmidons


What were Achilles' special troops in the Trojan War called?

The Myrmidons.


Who were Achilles' special troops?

Your referring to the Myrmidons, and they weren't just his troops, they were his people; he was their king. During the Greek Bronze Age, they were the best warriors in the world. In fact, it is said that the Spartans tried to model their society after that of the Myrmidons.


Was Achilles with the Greeks or the Trojan's?

Achilles was King of the Myrmidons, and, as such, was a member of the Greek contingent.