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The Athenians were the name given to the Achaeans (Greeks) native to the city of Athens and the region of Attica.

Rulers of Attica and Athens[]

Cecrops I


  1. Actaeus, autochthonous


  1. Cecrops I, autochthonous, son-in-law of Actaeus, married to Agraulos


  1. Cranaus, autochthonous, son-in-law of Actaeus, married to Atthis


  1. Amphictyon , son of Deucalion and Pyrrha, son-in-law of Cranaus, married to his unknown daughter


  1. Erichthonius, autochthonous, usurped the throne from Amphictyon

    Aegeus, recognizes Theseus as his son

  2. Pandion I, son of Erichthonius
  3. Erectheus, son of Pandion I
  4. Cecrops II, son of Pandion I, brother of Erectheus
  5. Pandion II, son of Cecrops II, 
  6. Metion, son of Erectheus, usurped the throne from Pandion II, father of the famous architect-hero Daedalus
  7. ​​Aegeus, son of Pandion II usurped the throne from Metion, brother of Lycus , king of Lycia
  8. ​​Theseus, adopted son of Aegeus and Aethra, son of Poseidon and Aethra
  9. Menestheus, son of Peteus, grand-son of Orneus, great-grandson of Metion
  10. Demophon, son of Theseus
  11. ​Oxyntes, son of Demophon
  12. ​​Apheidas, son of Oxyntes
  13. Thymoetes, son of Oxyntes, brother of Apheidas


  1. Melanthus, son of Paeon, grandson of Antilochus, great-grandson of King Nestor of Messenia, also King of Messenia before he fled
  2. Codrus , son of Melanthus, last king of Athens, sacrificed himself to save Attica from the Heraclids
  3. Medon , son of Codrus, succeeded him as first Archon of Athens, rather than King. First historical Archon of Athens

Notable Heroes[]