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Mythology & Beliefs: Rhadamanthus
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Rhadamanthus was one of three judges of dead in Hades; son of Zeus and Europa.

Rhadamanthus in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (*(Rada/manqos), a son of Zeus and Europa, and brother of king Minos of Crete (Hom. Il. 14.322), or, according to others, a son of Hephaestus (Paus. 8.53.2). From fear of his brother he fled to Ocaleia in Boeotia, and there married Alcmene. In consequence of his justice throughout life, he became, after his death, one of the judges in the lower world, and took up his abode in Elysium. (Apollod. 3.1.2, 2.4.11; Hom. Od. 4.564, 7.323; Pind. O. 2.137; comp. GORTYS.) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Rhadamanthus in Wikipedia In Greek mythology, Rhadamanthus (Ῥαδάμανθυς; also transliterated as Rhadamanthys or Rhadamanthos) was a wise king, the son of Zeus and Europa. Later accounts even make him out to be one of the judges of the dead. His brothers were Sarpedon and Minos (also a king and later a judge of the dead). Rhadamanthus was raised by Asterion. He had two sons, Gortys and Erythrus. Other sources (e.g., Plutarch; Thes. 20) credit Rhadamanthys rather than Dionysus as the husband of Ariadne, and the father of Oenopion, Staphylus and Thoas. In this account, Ariadne was the daughter King Minos, Rhadamanthys' brother; another Ariadne was the daughter of Minos' grandson and namesake, who features in the Theseus legend, and was rescued by Dionysus...

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