Acamas (untiring) In Greek mythology, son of Theseus and Phaedra; brought up with his brother Demophon by Elephenor, king of Euboea. He was sent with Diomedes as ambassador to Troy to persuade King Priam to send Helen back in peace. After the destruction of Troy, he and his brother restored Theseus to the Attica throne. They then led a colony from Athens to Cyprus, where Acamas died. Acamas was one of the Greeks inside the wooden horse during the siege of Troy. Acamas also is the name of a son of Antenor mentioned in Homer’s Iliad (book 11), as well as the name of a captain of the Thracians, Trojan allies who were killed by Ajax, according to Homer’s Iliad (book 11).


Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow– Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante