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[ey-tree-uh s, ey-tryoos] /ˈeɪ tri əs, ˈeɪ tryus/
noun, Classical Mythology.
the father of Plisthenes, Agamemnon, Menelaus, and Anaxibia upon whose house Thyestes pronounced a curse. Unabridged
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  • Resurrected by the gods, Pelops has a son whom he names Atreus, and Atreus repeats the family curse.

    Cheney Blood Lust Lee Siegel October 21, 2009
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/ˈeɪtrɪˌuːs; ˈeɪtrɪəs/
(Greek myth) a king of Mycenae, son of Pelops, father of Agamemnon and Menelaus, and member of the family known as the Atreids (ˈeɪtrɪɪdz)
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son of Pelops, father of Agamemnon and Menelaeus.

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