All the Pelasgi
Posted by lbowman on 04 Aug 2018 in Activity log
From D K-T: "Is the Pelasgus, father of Hippothous, from Epitome 1.3.35 the same as the Pelasgus, son of Tropias, who is credited with first inhabiting Arcadia as a Pelasgian in PAUS 2.22.1 and PAUS 8.1.4 and immediately proceeding sections? (I made a link with the bios of Pelasgus and Hippothous here: http://mythsdev.uvic.ca/exist/apps/myths/library.html?c=APOL1-E1&d=PELA4,HIPP4" Probably not. There were a flock of "Pelasgus"es. Generally seems to mean "the first guy on the scene", occasionally by being born out of the ground. Different locations had different "Pelasgus" stories. The Pelasgi were thought to be the original inhabitants of Greece, the ones who established the worship of Zeus. Anyone named "Pelasgus" I think just means "original inhabitant". It would be interesting to see how many of them have daughters who marry men who become king, rather than sons who become king. So, for our purposes, probably you should make another character called "Pelasgus".
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