The Cursed Dynasty: Violence And War

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The Cursed Dynasty The House of Atreus, also known as the the cursed dynasty, is cursed with violence and war. The root of the curse began with Tantalus, who fed his own son, Pelops’, flesh to the olympians, and is condemned by the gods to starve in Hades. Later on in the history we see that Atreus and Thyestes, sons of Pelops, went to ‘war’ for similar cause. Thyestes seduced Atreus’ wife and attempted to seize power from him. Atreus then banished him. But invited him back for a false reunion and fed Thyestes with his children’s flesh. leading to Thyestes pronouncing a curse on the House of Atreus.
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