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


Memnon, in Greek mythology, the son of Tithonus and Eos, and so connected with Priam, is said to have come from Ethiopia to assist the Trojans, and to have been slain by Achilles in revenge for the death of Antilochus. Modern philologists explain his existence as a mere solar myth; and if the black statue at Thebes, which uttered sounds at dawn, was really a representation of the hero, this interpretation derives strength from the fact. Egyptian tradition, however, assigns it to King Amenophis III. A Memnonium is mentioned as existing at Susa, and similar monuments are referred to in various other places.