Aeneas, the Trojan war-hero in Dido, Queen of Carthage, is connected to three great dynasties. Find out how in his family tree below.


Priam King of Troy.
Hecuba his wife, Queen of Troy.
Hector their first-born son, Prince of Troy. Hector was leader of the Trojans in the Trojan War.
Paris their second-born son, also known as Alexander. Paris' abduction of Helen of Sparta launched the Trojan War.
Helen of Sparta, wife of King Menelaus. 'Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships/And burnt the topless towers of Ilium.'
Creusa daughter of Priam. Creusa was the first wife of Aeneas and mother to Ascanius.

Anchises member of the Royal Family of Troy and mortal lover of the Goddess Venus.
Venus Goddess of Love and mother to both Aeneas and Cupid.
Aeneas their son, Hero of Troy. Aeneas was first married to Creusa and had a son Ascanius. He was then lover to Dido, Queen of Carthage. Aeneas was later married to Lavinia and had a son Silvius.


Creusa daughter of Priam.
Aeneas Hero of Troy.
their son, also know as Iulus. Ascanius was King of Alba Longa.
Silvius his son.
Brutus Founder and First King of Britain.
Arthur King of Britain. King Arthur pulled the sword Excalibur from the stone and founded the Knights of the Round Table.


Aeneas Hero of Troy.
Lavinia his wife. Princess of Latium.
Silvius their son.
Rhea Silvia Vestal Virgin. She was mortal lover of the God Mars and mother to twins Romulus and Remus.
Mars God of War and father to twins Romulus and Remus.
Romulus twin to Remus. Suckled by a she-wolf in a cave now known as the Lupercal. Romulus became the Founder and First King of Rome.
Remus twin to Romulus and also suckled by a she-wolf. He was later killed by his brother, Romulus.
Julius Caesar Dictator of the Roman Republic. Caesar traced his lineage to Aeneas and thus to the Goddess Venus in order to claim divine origin.

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