The SPARTI are the armed men who rose from the teeth of the dragon of Ares that had been sown by Cadmus. Udaeus. In Greek mythology the Sparti were a tribe of warlike, earth-born men which sprang fully grown and armed for battle from the sown teeth of a Dragon sacred to the war-god Ares.The first of the Sparti were sown by the hero Cadmus from the teeth of the Dragon of the Ismenian Spring of Thebes. Most of them slew each other, but some survived. In Greek mythology, Spartoi (also Sparti) (Greek: Σπαρτοί, literal translation: "sown [men]", from σπείρω, speírō, "to sow") are a mythical people who sprang up from the dragon's teeth sown by Cadmus and were believed to be the ancestors of the Theban nobility. Echion 2 married Agave 2, daughter of Cadmus. The Theban commander Epaminondas, who in historical times crushed the invading Spartan army at Leuctra, dying of wounds several years later at Mantinea (362 BC), and whose innovative strategic ideas put an end to the military supremacy of Sparta, was believed to belong to the race of the SPARTI, which was shown on his tomb; for there, they say, stood a pillar, and on it a shield with a dragon in relief, the emblem of the SPARTI.

Echion 2 and Agave 2 had a daughter Epirus (Apd.3.4.1-2, 3.5.2; Pau.9.5.4; Parth.32.4). Her afstöbning i Kunstmarmor udfört 1980. However, his mother was a supporter of the god, and she induced the Theban women to leave their houses and abandon themselves to what is called Bacchic frenzy. Chthonius 2 was father of Nycteus 2, to whom the government of Thebes at the death of Polydorus 2, son of Cadmus, was entrusted. They were also known for their literate verbal skills and poetry.

Cadmus' men killed by the dragon. The SPARTI were born from the teeth of the dragon of Ares which were sown by Cadmus. Sparta was a respected and most feared militaristic city-state in Ancient Greece. Cadmus then, having gone in search of his comrades, discovered the dragon of Ares and killed it, a deed that costed him dear, for he was forced to serve Ares during an eternal year, which is eight years of our reckoning, and in addition he and his wife were transformed into serpents at the end of their lives, many years later. Marmorversion på Glyptothek, München. The Spartoi are prominent in two tales for they appear in the adventures of both Cadmus and Jason. Others have said that Cadmus provoked them to fight each other by casting stones, the SPARTI supposing, in their ignorance, that they were being pelted by each other. The Spartoi were a mythical people in Greek mythology, who sprang out of the earth. 9302: Warrior from the Temple of Athena at Aegina. He was instructed by the oracle of Delphi to follow a cow and found a city where the animal would stop.

"And Agenor's son Cadmus, sowed the teeth on the Aonian plains and founded an earthborn people ..." (Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 3.1185). In Greek mythology the founder of the city was Lacedaemon, a son of Zeus, who gave his name to the region and his wife’s name to the city. Hyperenor 2 (Apd.3.4.1-2). They dedicated their lives to the power of military, with a focus on quality of their warriors rather than quantity. Apd.1.9.23, 3.4.1; Nonn.4.421ff. During his time the Thebans marched against Sicyon and subdued it. Polydorus 2 had married Nycteis, daughter of Nycteus 2, and their son Labdacus 1 was still a child when his father died. (One of the SPARTI to Cadmus. In the conflict that ensued Agave 2 torn her son limb from limb, or else Pentheus 1 was killed by the MAENADS, attendants of Dionysus 2, when he was spying on them. In Greek mythology, Sparta (Doric Greek: Σπάρτα, Spártā; Attic Greek: Σπάρτη, Spártē) was the ancient Queen of Sparta, which was named in her honour. THE SPARTOI IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY The Spartoi were armed warriors who sprang from the ground when the teeth of a dragon were sown into the earth, hence the name Spartoi means “sown men”. These SPARTI, sown-men, came up from the earth brawling for nothing, and fighting each other to death. Antiope 3 was tormented by Lycus 5's wife Dirce, but was later avenged by her sons Amphion 1 and Zethus, who took power in Thebes after killing the usurper and his wife (Apd.3.4.1-2, 3.5.5). ; Val.7.610ff. It was also the only city-state in Greece where women had ele… Indeed, the Spartan king Menelaos instigated the war after the Trojan prince Paris abducted his wife Helen, offered to Paris by the goddess Aphrodite as a prize for choosing her in a beauty contest with fellow goddesses Athena and Hera. The survivors of the massacre of the SPARTI enjoyed in the times of Cadmus the greatest power next to his, which is shown below: Chthonius 2. Most of … She was one of two daughters of King Eurotas of Laconia , with the other being Tiasa . When still at the dawn of the short Heroic Age (for these events took place aproximately 200 years before the Trojan War) Cadmus was about to found the city of Thebes in Boeotia in mainland Greece, some of his men were taken by surprised, and killed by a dragon sacred to Ares (or perhaps the god's own offspring) when they came to a spring, Dirce or Castalia, to draw water. They had a son Pentheus 1 who took power in Thebes and is best known for having opposed the introduction of the rites of Dionysus 2. Lycus 5 killed, some say, their king Epopeus 1 and emprisoned his wife Antiope 3, who being the daughter of Nycteus 2, was his own niece. It is also told that the SPARTI themselves exhorted Cadmus, who was preparing to take his arms, not to intervene: "Take not your arms ... and take no part in our fratricidal strife." Sparta was also an important member of the Greek force which participated in the Trojan War. The Thorvaldsen Museum, Copenhagen. Ancestor of the seer Tiresias (Apd.3.4.1-2). Ovid, Metamorphoses 3.126). Their first appearance was in the founding myth of Thebes by Cadmus . The sons of Chthonius 2 replaced the descendants of Cadmus in the throne of Thebes for many years. Pelorus (Apd.3.4.1-2). It is said that the first love poems to women originated from Sparta. The region of Sparta was also called Lacedaemon, after the name of the mythical king of the region.

Cadmus was adviced by Athena to sow the teeth of the dragon of Ares, and when he did so, men in full armour rose from the earth. Spartans were familiar with philosophy as they were aware of the importance of training the mind of a warrior, not only the body. The Spartoi Born of the Ismenian Dragon Sparta was a city-state in Ancient Greece, in the region of Laconia in the Peloponnese, that turned into the dominant military power of ancient Greece. Chthonius 2's other son Lycus 5 usurped the government in Thebes and reigned for 20 years.