Androgeus

Androgeus

[an-droj-ee-uhs, -yoos]
Androgeus: see Minos.
For Androgeus, legendary King of the Britons, see Androgeus of Britain. For the figure in the Aeneid, see Androgeos.
In Greek mythology, Androgeus (also known as Andregeos) was the father of Sthenelus and a son of Minos and Pasiphaë. Aegeus, King of Athens, killed Androgeus because he won every prize during a feast. As punishment, the Athenians had to send several youths every nine years to be devoured by the Minotaur. This continued until the Minotaur was killed by Theseus.

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