Notes for Darda Dardanus Of TROY: Beginning of a legend The Aenied truly begins with the blood line of Aeneas, and as the story line goes Atlas, one of the gods defeated by Zeus in his bid for power, had a daughter named Electra who had an affair with Zeus. This love produced two sons, one named Dardanus and the other named Iasius. From there the story goes to Dardanus who traveled from a land west of Greece, present day Italy, and founded the city of Darania in Asia Minor. Once there he married the daughter of a near by king, Teucer, and had a child, Erichthonius. Erichthonius in turn had a child, Tros (Troy), who had three sons of his own, Ganymede, Assaracus, and Ilus (Ilium). Assaracus had a child, Capys, who in turn had a child named Anchises. Ilus meanwhile had a child named Laomedon, who in turn had a child of his own named Priam. Thus Anchises and Priam were second cousins, and that means that their children were third cousins. These two third cousins, Aeneas and Hector, would play out roles in the Iliad of great significance. Hector would face Achilles out side the walls of Troy (Ilium) and die in his effort. Aeneas also faced Achilles, but a different fate befell Aeneas. (THIS IS WHERE I SEE LEGEND AND BIBLE MEET UP....DARDANUS WAS THE SON OF ZERAH, SON OF JUDAH OF THE BIBLE....)
Foundations for the Aeneid The Iliad, Book XX, saw Aeneas and Achilles come to terms with each other on the battlefield outside the gates of Troy. The most important part of this encounter though is what is said by Poseidon:
". . .Come now, we ourselves may take him out of danger, and make sure that Zeus shall not be angered by his death at Achilles’ hands. His fate is to escape to ensure that the great line of Dardanus may not unseeded perish from the world. . .Therefore Aeneas and his sons, and theirs, will be lords over Trojans born hereafter." Rather on purpose or not this set up the foundation for the Aeneid with the simple words, “Trojans born hereafter”. So Homer states that try as they might the Greeks will not destroy all vestiges of the city of Troy, but that to some extent its inhabitants will be spared from death or slavery.
More About Darda Dardanus Of TROY: Date born 2: Abt. 1449 Bc. Miscellaneous: builds Dardania in 1480bc.
Children of Darda Dardanus Of TROY and Basia TROJONS Asia Ilium, Princess of Troy are: