Slavery of Hesione

140cm X 140cm
2015

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

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Daughter of Laomedon and Strymo. Wife of Telamon. Mother of Teucer. Sister of Podarces (Priam). Laomedon chained his daughter to a rock in the sea as a sacrifice to appease a sea-monster sent by Poseidon because Laomedon had refused to pay Apollo and Poseidon for building the walls of Troy. Heracles found her when he was returning from his ninth Labour, and undertook to rescue her in exchange for Laomedon's horses. He was swallowed by the monster but killed it by attacking its internal organs. Her father reneged on the promise of the horses so Heracles killed him and took Hesione as a captive to Athens where she married Telamon. She ransomed her brother, Podarces, for the price of her veil and Heracles made him king of Troy as Priam. In other stories, Telamon helped Heracles in his later attack on Troy and, for his help, was awarded Hesione, as a prize and fathered Teucer on her.