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See also: Mythological, Traditional, and Divine Figures

Ada (under Alexander the Great)

Alexander was one of the greatest generals in history. His empire stretched from Greece to Egypt, Asia Minor and as far east as the River Ind in India. He was born the son of Philip II of ... [more]

Alexander the Great

Alexander was one of the greatest generals in history. His empire stretched from Greece to Egypt, Asia Minor and as far east as the River Ind in India. He was born the son of Philip II of ... [more]

Aristotle

Aristotle was the son of Nicomachus, physician to King Amyntas II. His parents died when he was still a very young boy and he was brought up by a guardian, Proxenus, who sent him to Plato's... [more]

Clitus Niger

According to some sources, Clitus Niger was the older foster-brother of Alexander the Great. Others describe him as Alexander's friend. He was his cavalry leader, and from his name almost c... [more]

Ephraim and Manasseh

According to the Bible these two sons of the patriarch Joseph and his wife Asenath (daughter of the Egyptian priest Potiphera), were born during his period as governor of Egypt and before t... [more]

Esther

According to the Bible (Esther 2:7), she was orphaned and either adopted or fostered (scholars are unclear about how to interpret the text) by her uncle (or cousin), Mordecai. She is fam... [more]

Eumenes I

Eumenes was the nephew and adopted son of Philetairos, first Attalid ruler of Pergamum (now in western Turkey). Eumenes succeeded to the throne when Philetairos died and obtained Pergamum's... [more]

God's Wife

Prior to the XXIst Dynasty of ancient Egypt the title God's Wife was given to Pharaoh's wife. During the XXIst Dynasty it was transferred to Pharaoh's daughter, who was consecrated as an ob... [more]

Jehoash

Jehoash, King of Judah (not the same man as Jehoash, King of Israel, who lived at the same time) was the son of King Ahaziah. His uncles had been assassinated when he was a baby when Jehu, ... [more]

Jesus Christ

According to the Biblical accounts and orthodox Christian tradition, Jesus was not the biological son of Joseph the Carpenter , but literally the son of God. He was referred to by his cont... [more]

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