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by Micha F. Lindemans
The mythical ancestor of the Dorians. He battled with the Lapiths and asked Heracles for help, and with Heracles' help they were victorious. Aegimius tried to reward Heracles with a third of his land, but Heracles graciously declined the offer. Aegimius therefor adopted Heracles' son Hyllus as his own son to show his gratitude. Together with the other two sons of Aegimius, namely Pamphylus and Dymas, Hyllus lend his name to the three Dorian tribes: Pamphylii, Dymanes, and Hylles.

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