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  • proper n. A Titan, son of Iapetus and Clymene, he had three brothers- Atlas, Prometheus and Epimetheus. He joined Cronus and the Titans in their unsuccessful war against the Olympian gods. Zeus killed him with a thunderbolt and sent him down to Tartarus.
  • proper n. One of Hades' shepherds on Erythea. He told Geryon when Heracles stole Geryon's herd.
  • proper n. Father of Patroclus and son of Actor. (Iliad, XI, 765)


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The name "Menoetius" literally means "defying fate" or "ruined strength"


  • The Titans later gave birth to other Titans, notably the children of Hyperion (Helios, Eos, and Selene), the daughters of Coeus (Leto and Asteria), and the sons of Iapetus — Prometheus, Epimetheus, Atlas, and Menoetius; all of these descendants in the second generation are also known as "Titans".

    Louis Leterrier Explains How He Took on Clash of the Titans «

  • A single bolt of eldritch fire knocks Hercules and Venus into paralytic unconsciousness, and that leaves Angel, Iceman, Black Widow and Ghost Rider to tackle the Huntsman, but wait; it seems that this guy has some powerful back-up in the towering form of Menoetius, a Titan of Myth whose flesh has been transformed into living energy.

    Retro-View: The Champions #2 (Marvel Comics)

  • After a neat sequence details the Champions efforts to prevail against this dire duo, the Widow manages to snare the Huntsman, Menoetius and a nearby utility pole in her web line which handily conducts all of the melting ice that's conveniently present due to Bobby "Iceman" Drake, and the two villains are temporarily zapped.

    Retro-View: The Champions #2 (Marvel Comics)

  • Moreover Actor sent his son Menoetius from Opus that he might accompany the chiefs.

    The Argonautica

  • But Menoetius was outrageous, and far-seeing Zeus struck him with a lurid thunderbolt and sent him down to Erebus because of his mad presumption and exceeding pride.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • And she bare him a stout-hearted son, Atlas: also she bare very glorious Menoetius and clever Prometheus, full of various wiles, and scatter-brained Epimetheus who from the first was a mischief to men who eat bread; for it was he who first took of Zeus the woman, the maiden whom he had formed.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Thetis, remaining in the hands of Hector, then the base spirits of that day might have reproached the son of Menoetius with having cast away his arms.


  • "Woe is me that I am fated to have Sarpedon, dearest of men to me, subdued at the hands of Patroclus the son of Menoetius."

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • Certainly the strenuous son of Menoetius is quite dead, — for the word “quite” is pleonastic after the Attic fashion.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • But some say she was the daughter of Hercules, by Myrto, the daughter of Menoetius, and sister of Patroclus, and, dying a virgin, was worshipped by the Boeotians and Locrians.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans


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