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Aeneas

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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.

Basic Information

Name

Aeneas

Nickname

Pious Aeneas, Supertrojan, Stud Muffin

Sex

Male

Current city

Roman Olympus

Work & Education

Occupation

Warrior, Hero, Founder of Great Civilizations

General Duties: Doing battle with Greek heroes in the Trojan War, braving the dangers of the Mediterranean and the Underworld to one day found what would become the Roman Empire. NBD.

Education

Chiron's Academy for Heroes

Beliefs

Political views

Troy will rise again

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Mom: Aphrodite (Venus)
Dad: Anchises (Ugh, I was so sad when he died, I even went to visit him in the Underworld)

Children

Ascanius (You made me proud, son!)

Friends

Hector (If every man were more like him, the world would be a better place.)
Priam
Poseidon
Misenus
Achates
Sergestus
Acmon
Iapyx
Palinurus
Latinus (This guy was totally awesome to me when I got to Italy.)

Enemies

Hera (Juno) (Why does she pick on, like every hero there is?)
Diomedes
Achilles
Odysseus (So sneaky. Not even a real hero in my book.)
Menelaus
Agamemnon
Ajax
Turnus (I did steal his fiancée, but did he really have to start a war about it?)

Relationships

Relationship status

Creusa (First Wife), Lavinia (Second Wife)
Fling with Dido (Yeah, a cautionary tale against flings, I know)

Favorites

Quotations

"All roads lead to Rome."
– Proverb

"Hell to ships, hell to men, hell to cites—of Helen of Troy."
– Aeschylus

"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."
– Mother Teresa

"We are the champions my friend, and we'll keep on fighting till the end."
– Freddy Mercury

Books

The Aeneid by Virgil
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare
Beowulf
Billy Budd by Herman Melville
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
The Iliad by Homer
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
"The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon 
"Sonnet 18" by William Shakespeare

Music

A Warrior's Call by Volbeat
Somebody I Used to Know by Gotye
Lonely Boy by the Black Keys
We Are the Champions by Queen
Warrior Man by Dr. Dog
The Long and Winding Road by The Beatles
Leaving on a Jet Plane by John Denver 
Thank You by Dido

Movies

Rome
Troy
Gladiator
Game of Thrones
Spartacus
Avatar 
The Avengers
Crazy Stupid Love

Activities & Interests

Likes

Paintball
World of Warcraft 
Long walks on the beach
Fantasy football
Family reunions

Interests

Family
Duty
Piousness
Underworld Exploration
Epic Adventure

Groups

Underworld Explorers

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