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Memnon a mythical king of the Ethiopians, son of Aurora and Tithonus, who fought for the Trojans at the siege of Troy and was killed by Achilles. He was associated by the ancients with various eastern lands, and in the 17th century Memnonian was used to mean ‘oriental, Persian’, as in Milton's Paradise Lost Susa is described as the ‘Memnonian Palace’ of Xerxes.

In the ancient world a colossus of Amenophis III at Thebes in Egypt was believed by the Greeks to be a statue of Memnon; it was said to give forth a musical sound when touched by the dawn.

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Memnon

Memnon (mĕm´nŏn), in Greek mythology, king of Ethiopia, son of Tithonus and Eos. In the Trojan War he fought against the Greeks, and after he had killed Antilochus, he himself was killed by Achilles. Eos obtained immortality from Zeus for her son. Memnon was supposed to have lived in Egypt, and the Greeks gave his name to the great statue of Amenhotep III at Thebes. This statue was said to make a musical sound at daybreak, at which time Memnon greeted his mother, goddess of dawn.

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