Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Dardanus, a son of Zeus and Electra. Tradition placed his birthplace severally in Arcadia, Crete, Troas, and Italy. He is the mythical ancestor of the Trojan and Roman nations. Having migrated from Arcadia to Samothrace and established a colony, he continued his wanderings to Phrygia, where he founded the city of Dardanus on land ceded to him by King Teucrus.