A king of the Placian Thebe in Cilicia, and father of Andromache and Podes.1 He and seven of his sons were slain by Achilles,2 who proposed the mighty iron ball, which Eetion had once thrown, and which had come into the possession of Achilles, as one of the prizes at the funeral games of Patroclus.3

Among the booty which Achilles made in the town of Eetion, we find especial mention of the horse Pedasus and the phorminx with a silver neck, on which Achilles played in his tent.4



  1. Homer. Iliad vi, 396, xvii, 575.
  2. ibid. vi, 415 ff.
  3. ibid. xxiii, 826 ff.
  4. ibid. xv, 153, ix, 186.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.