Hyllus is the son of Hercules! Him and his siblings were exiled but they sought refuge in Athens. The siblings formulated a plan to invade and conquer the Peloponnesus, a significant portion of southern Greece comprised of a peninsula extending into the Aegean Sea.
Dido is lesser known but she is a super important figure in Greek mythology. She is the Queen of Ancient Carthage and she is said to have died for love. She is also known as Elissa or Alyssa and was the founder and first queen of Carthage. Carthage was a Phoenician city-state located in what is now Tunisia. The name Dido may come from the same root as David, which means “beloved.” Another theory is that the name Dido means “the wanderer.”
I work as a freelance writer and i’m developing a project with a graphic artist about tragic Greek mythology stories. Can you all comment some of your favorite and most tragic stories? I would love to know.