Aeneas was a prince of Troy who escaped the burning city just before the Greeks could lay their Greeky hands on him. Don't go thinking he was a chicken or anything, though—the gods totally forced him to abandon his city. Because he was a super-noble, awesome warrior (and then some), the gods hand picked him to sail across the Mediterranean and found the colony that would one day spawn the Roman Empire. After a ton of crazy adventures (Underworld!) and a really tragic love affair (Dido!), Aeneas made it to Italy, married a princess, and eventually became a god himself. Oh, and one of the most famous works of literature ever—the Aeneid—is named after him. Not too shabby.
Pious Aeneas, Supertrojan, Stud Muffin
Warrior, Hero, Founder of Great Civilizations
Chiron's Academy for Heroes
Troy will rise again
Mom: Aphrodite (Venus)
Ascanius (You made me proud, son!)
Hector (If every man were more like him, the world would be a better place.)
Hera (Juno) (Why does she pick on, like every hero there is?)
Creusa (First Wife), Lavinia (Second Wife)
"All roads lead to Rome."
The Aeneid by Virgil
A Warrior's Call by Volbeat
Aeneas is bright, shiny, heroic perfection. No wonder all the ladies—including the beautiful queen Dido—went totally nuts for him. This guy has it all. Not only is he the son of the love goddess, Venus, making him extra dreamy, he was also a prince of Troy and the founder of a colony that would one day spawn the Roman Empire. Aeneas was actually so awesome that after he died, the gods made him one of them. These days he's the most eligible bachelor on Mt. Olympus (the Roman version, at least). So, if you know any eligible young nymphs or goddesses, please send them his way.
Age: Forever young
Build: Lean and muscular
Hair Color: Blonde
Facial Hair: Clean-shaven
Scars/marks/tattoos:Sexy battle scars
Jewelry and accessories:Nope
Armor:Shiny and amazing (forged by Hephaestus at Aphrodite's urging)
Type of Weapon:Spear and sword (also forged by Hephaestus)
The Cumaean Sibyl
Jan 1, 1970
In this epic poem, you'll get the scoop on Aeneas' Trojan War days, as he dukes it out with Diomedes and many other dudes.
Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019
If you don't know the Aeneid, then you don't know Aeneas. Read all about all the crazy stuff Aeneas had to do to get from Troy to Italy in this epic poem.
Dec 20, 2019
In this epic work, Ovid gives you his version of Aeneas' trip to the Underworld, war with Turnus, and all that fun stuff.
Dec 20, 2019
According to Dante, Aeneas chills out in the Limbo section of Hell, which is apparently pretty nice for Hell.
Dec 20, 1594
We almost guarantee you that you'll never be in a relationship as horribly doomed as Dido and Aeneas'. (You can definitely read about it.)
Dec 20, 1688
Yet another retelling of the tragic love story, this time as an English baroque opera.
Dec 20, 1966
Aeneas shows up as a character in this comic book, when the god of thunder takes a trip to Troy.
Dec 20, 1986
Yeah, this is pretty much what it sounds like.
Dec 20, 2019
As Troy burns around them, Paris gives Aeneas the Priam's sword and tells him to carry on the honor of their royal line. (Tissues required).