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a son of Minos and Pasiphaë who fell victim to Athenian King Aegeus: in revenge, Minos waged war on the Athenians and forced them to send a tribute of seven maidens and seven youths to the Minotaur every nine years.
Historical Examples

Minos makes war upon the Athenians, for killing his son Androgeus.
The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended Isaac Newton

On the doors is Androgeus’ death; thereby the children of Cecrops, bidden, ah me!
The Aeneid of Virgil Virgil

Without delay, therefore, Androgeus sent his son Scæva with thirty young noblemen nearly related to him.
Old English Chronicles Various

But Androgeus, now incensed, scorned all compliance with him.
Old English Chronicles Various

Androgeus also and Tenancius were at the battell in aid of Cassibellane.
Holinshed Chronicles, Volume I, Complete Raphaell Holinshed

After this he landed, and ioining with Androgeus, came into a vallie nere to Canturburie, and there incamped.
Holinshed Chronicles, Volume I, Complete Raphaell Holinshed

Thus speaking, he next dons the plumed helmet and beautifully blazoned shield of Androgeus, and fits the Argive sword to his side.
The Aeneid of Virgil Virgil


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