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Egeus

Egeus and the oracle

Aegeus, an Athenian king, was the son of Pandian and the brother of Pallas, Nisos, and Lykos. He is best known as being the father of the hero Theseus. After Pandion died, the four brothers wrested control of Athens from the sons of Metion, who had driven Pandion from power. Though  they divided the government in four, Aegeus became king. He took Meta as his wife, then Chalciope, daughter of Rhexenor.