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Atreus [r]: A character from Greek mythology who was the grandson of Tantalos and son of Pelops, as well as being father of Agamemnon and Menelaos. His brother Thyestes seduced his wife Aerope, so Atreus took revenge against his brother by killing his Thyestes' sons and serving their flesh to Thyestes at a banquet. [e]

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Photo of a painting with women.
Greek mythology has numerous characters who don't kill children and serve them as dinner to their fathers, like Atreus did to his brother Thyestes' children. Greek mythology is populated with a wide range of gods and goddesses, humans, mystical forces and beasts. These stories have been a vital part of Western civilization and have been source material for Renaissance painters such as Correggio. Pictured: Leda and the Swan.Painting circa 1532.