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Aisacus and Hesperia. Engraving by Virgil Solis

Aisakos ( Greek  Αἴσακος ) is in Greek mythology the son of the Trojan king Priam and the nymph Alexirrhoë , the daughter of the river god Granikos - or Arisbe , a daughter of the seer Merops Perkosios .

In the case of the latter descent, he learned the art of dream interpretation from his grandfather - although he is mentioned here by v. a. because of his love for the nymph Hesperia : When he saw her washing her hair on the kebren , he fell "immortally" in love with her - or even tried to chase her. She fled and was bitten by a snake while trying to escape. When she died, Aisakos tried to commit suicide several times by jumping off a cliff into the sea. The wife of Oceanus , the Titan Tethys , finally took pity on him and turned him into a diving bird .


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