According to the Greeks, Aeneas was a son of the goddess Aphrodite. Forced to flee Troy, Aineias reached Kythera Island. There, he raised a shrine to his mother. Later on, it was said to be the oldest of such shrines in the Greek world.
The founding myth was propagated by the poet Virgil through his epic poem Aeneid, written during a time of sociopolitical uncertainty for the young Roman Empire. For the Romans, Aeneas served as a national hero whose tale inspired in them vigor and hope for the future of their nation. The narrative attributes the ordeals that plagued him throughout his voyage to the bitter machinations of the goddess Juno. Although Juno, in reality one of the Isu, would have actually been lurking within the Grand Temple at the time as a digital consciousness.
In 2012, Aeneas was one of many historical people included in the Glyph puzzles the late Assassin Clay Kaczmarek had left behind in the Animus as messages for his successor Desmond Miles to decipher. Sometime between 9 September and 15 September, Desmond solved this puzzle, which was part of a set titled "Instruments of Power" where Aeneas was excluded from the list of historical individuals revealed by Clay to have wielded a Sword of Eden.
- ↑ Virgil. Aeneid. 19 BCE.
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Kythera: Pilgrimage Site
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Revelations
- ↑ Assassin's Creed III – Subject header: "Apology"
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Initiates – The Desmond Files: "Assassin's Hideout"
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Initiates – The Desmond Files: "Under Attack"
- ↑ Assassin's Creed II – Glyph 5: "Instruments of Power"