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Atreus

In Greek mythology, Atreus was a king of Mycenae in the Peloponnese, the son of Pelops and Hippodamia, the father of Agamemnon and Menelaus. Collectively, his descendants are known as Atreidae. Atreus and his twin brother Thyestes were exiled by their father for murdering their half-brother Chrysippus in their desire for the throne of Olympia, they took refuge in Mycenae, where they ascended to the throne in the absence of King Eurystheus, fighting the Heracleidae. Eurystheus had meant for their stewardship to be temporary, but it became permanent after his death in battle. According to most ancient sources, Atreus was the father of Pleisthenes, but in some lyric poets Pleisthenides is used as an alternative name for Atreus himself; the word Atreides refers to one of the sons of Atreus -- Menelaus. The plural form Atreidai refers to both sons collectively; this term is sometimes used for more distant descendants of Atreus. The House of Atreus begins with Tantalus. Tantalus was a son of Zeus who enjoyed cordial relations with the gods until he decided to slay his son Pelops and feed him to the gods as a test of their omniscience.

Most of the gods, as they sat down to dinner with Tantalus understood what had happened, because they knew the nature of the meat they were served, were appalled and did not partake. But Demeter, distracted due to the abduction by Hades of her daughter Persephone, obliviously ate Pelops' shoulder; the gods threw Tantalus into the underworld, where he spends eternity standing in a pool of water beneath a fruit tree with low branches. Whenever he reaches for the fruit, the branches raise his intended meal from his grasp. Whenever he bends down to get a drink, the water recedes, thus is derived the word "tantalising". The gods brought Pelops back to life, replacing the bone in his shoulder with a bit of ivory with the help of Hephaestus, thus marking the family forever afterwards. Pelops married Hippodamia after winning a chariot race against her father, King Oenomaus, by arranging for the sabotage of his would-be-father-in-law's chariot which resulted in his death; the versions of the story differ.

The sabotage was arranged by Myrtilus, a servant of the king, killed by Pelops for one of three reasons: because he had been promised the right to take Hippodamia's virginity, which Pelops retracted, because he attempted to rape her, or because Pelops did not wish to share the credit for the victory. As Myrtilus died, he cursed his line, further adding to the house's curse. Pelops and Hippodamia had many sons. Depending on myth versions, they murdered Chrysippus, their half-brother; because of the murder, Hippodamia and Thyestes were banished to Mycenae, where Hippodamia is said to have hanged herself. Atreus vowed to sacrifice his best lamb to Artemis. Upon searching his flock, Atreus discovered a golden lamb which he gave to his wife, Aerope, to hide from the goddess, she gave it to Thyestes, her lover and Atreus' brother, who convinced Atreus to agree that whoever had the lamb should be king. Thyestes claimed the throne. Atreus retook the throne using advice. Thyestes agreed to give the kingdom back when the sun moved backwards in the sky, a feat that Zeus accomplished.

Atreus retook banished Thyestes. Atreus learned of Thyestes' and Aerope's adultery and plotted revenge, he cooked them, save their hands and feet. He tricked Thyestes into eating the flesh of his own sons and taunted him with their hands and feet. Thyestes was forced into exile for eating the flesh of a human. Thyestes responded by asking an oracle what to do, who advised him to have a son by his daughter, who would kill Atreus. However, when Aegisthus was first born, he was abandoned by his mother, ashamed of the incestuous act. A shepherd found the infant gave him to Atreus, who raised him as his own son. Only as he entered adulthood did Thyestes reveal the truth to Aegisthus, that he was both father and grandfather to the boy. Aegisthus killed Atreus, although not before Atreus and Aerope had had two sons and Menelaus, a daughter Anaxibia. Agamemnon married Clytemnestra, Menelaus married Helen, her famously attractive sister. Helen left Sparta with Paris of Troy, Menelaus called on all of his wife's former suitors to help him take her back.

Prior to sailing off to war against Troy, Agamemnon had angered the goddess Artemis because he had killed a sacred deer in a sacred grove, had boasted that he was a better hunter than she was. When the time came, Artemis stilled the winds. A prophet named Calchas told him that in order to appease Artemis, Agamemnon would have to sacrifice the most precious thing that had come to his possession in the year he killed the sacred deer; this was Iphigenia. He sent word home for her to come. Iphigenia was honored to be a part of the war. Clytemnestra was sent away. After doing the deed, Agamemnon's fleet was able to get under way. While he was fighting the Trojans, his wife Clytemnestra, enraged by the murder of her daughter, began an affair with Aegisthus; when Agamemnon returned home he brought with him the doomed prophetess, Cassandra. Upon his arrival that evening, before the great b

Paromola cuvieri

Paromola cuvieri is a species of crab in the family Homolidae, the carrier crabs. It occurs in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, from Angola to Norway, the Northern Isles and Iceland, it is demersal, occurring at depths of 10–1,212 metres, but it is found deeper than 80 m. It prefers areas with mud and emerging rocks, has been observed in deep-water coral gardens and sponge aggregations, it is locally common. This reddish crab is sexually dimorphic; the carapace of the largest males can reach 21.5 cm. Like other members of the family, most P. cuvieri in their natural habitat carry an object a living sessile invertebrate such as a sponge or deep-water coral, over the carapace in the small hindlegs. This may be used as camouflage, but is used in defense by positioning the object between the crab and a would-be attacker. P. cuvieri is a scavenger of a wide range of animal matters, a predator of animals such as decapods, but only takes small benthic species

Austin FC stadium

The Austin FC Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium under construction in the North Burnet section of North Austin, Texas. It is expected to be the home of Austin FC, a Major League Soccer team expected to start play in 2021; the earliest noted development of the tract of land was in 1956, when the land was christened as a 23.5 acre chemical manufacturing plant. The manufacturing plant produced various chemicals for Reichhold Chemicals peroxides, for the majority of its 29 years as a chemical plant; the facility was closed following a series of on-site safety incidents in December, 1985, which made it economically infeasible to operate. The land was annexed into the Austin city limits on July 19, 1973. Reichhold's parent company, DIC Corporation, sold the land to the City of Austin in 1995 for $1.4 million, with the city planning on using it as the Austin Water North Service Center. However, during construction of the facility in 2003, an explosion occurred, with workers finding illegally stored chemical waste on the site.

Remediation was undertaken. The city sued DIC, received $3.6 million. When Precourt Sports Ventures, operator of Columbus Crew SC, announced they were intending to move the team to Austin, city staff identified eight potential sites for a permanent stadium. 10414 McKalla Place was identified as one of those eight sites, following some public debate, became the prime candidate following the Austin City Council meeting on March 22, 2018. After several sessions, the Austin City Council granted the City Manager the authority to negotiate and execute a lease with the 7-4 vote during a special session on August 15, 2018; the City announced that the lease had been completed and signed on December 19, 2018. The 20-year lease of the site includes yearly rent of $550,000 beginning in year six, with an additional $3.6 million being given to Capital Metro for transit. The stadium would be financed and built with private money, though stadium ownership would be held by the city itself; the club has the ability to extend the lease up with each extension being ten years.

The 20,500 seat stadium is expected to cost $240 million, with team operator Precourt Sports Ventures financing the construction. Other elements for the 24-acre site and surroundings include green space, potential housing, mixed-use retail. In March 2019, Precourt Sports named Austin Commercial as the construction manager and Gensler as the lead architect for the stadium, announced that groundbreaking will take place in September 2019. Re-zoning the site to stadium requirements passed Austin City Council unanimously on June 6, 2019. On August 19, 2019, A site plan for the Austin FC stadium in North Austin has been approved by the city of Austin, Texas. Official website