King of Salamis, son of king Aiacos of Aegina and Peleus brother. Telamon was the father of the heroes Ajax the Greater and Teucer. He was part of the Calydonian boar hunt, the journey of the Argonauts and helped Heracles kill Laomenon. When Heracles had conquered Troy, he gave Telamon the girl Hesione as a prize for being the first to enter the city. With her he had Teucros, who was to be part of the second war against Troy.

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