Menelaus

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Menelaus
Keeng o Sparta
Menelaus
Marble bust o Menelaus
Predecessor Tyndareus
Wife Helen o Troy

Issue

Hermione
Nicostratus
Megapenthes
Aithiolas
Maraphius
Pleisthenes
Faither Atreus
Mither Aerope

In Greek meethologie, Menelaus (/ˌmɛnɪˈləs/; Greek: Μενέλαος, Menelaos, frae < μένος· vigor, rage, pouer + λαός· fowk, "wrath o the fowk") wis a keeng o Mycenaean (pre-Dorian) Sparta, the husband o Helen o Troy, an a central figur in the Trojan War. He wis the son o Atreus an Aerope, brither o Agamemnon, keeng o Mycenae an, accordin tae the Iliad, leader o the Spartan contingent o the Greek airmy during the War. Prominent in baith the Iliad an Odyssey, Menelaus wus an aa popular in Greek vase pentin an Greek tragedy, the latter mair as a hero o the Trojan War nor as a member o the doomed Hoose o Atreus.