Sinon

Sinon (plunderer) In Greek mythology, a young Greek soldier, a relative of Odysseus, who pretended to desert to Troy and convinced the Trojans to bring in the wooden horse. When night came, Sinon let the Greeks out of the wooden horse, and Troy was sacked. Vergil’s Aeneid (book 21) and Dante’s Divine Comedy (Inferno, canto 30) cite him as an example of treachery. In the latter he is among the falsifiers of words, called il falso Sinon greco (the false Greek Sinon).

SOURCE:

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

FURTHER READING:

Related Articles

Diomedes

Lightning struck at Diomedes’ feet (From Homer’s Iliad) – Circa 1810. Painting by Louis Moritz Diomedes (godlike ruler) In Greek mythology, hero, king of Argos,…

Alecto

Alecto (Allecto) (the enticer) In Greek and Roman mythology, one of the three Furies, or Erinyes. The others were Megaera and Tisiphone. Alecto is cited…

Antenor

Antenor (opponent) In Greek and Roman mythology, a Trojan, counselor to King Priam of Troy; son of Aesyetes and Cleomestra; husband of Athena’s priestess Theano,…

Acamas

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…