The King of Thieves

The self proclaimed King Of Thieves, Autolycus is a handsome rogue who has been around in Athens for as long as any current Athenian can remember. His skills at charming are second only to his skills of thievery, and quite a few things (including hearts) have been stolen by this man. Rumored to be the son of Hermes, Autolycus doesn't discuss his parentage. He was said to have entered the thieving business for revenge, but the exact reasons have never been fully revealed. Autolycus has helped the Athenians out with quite a few problems in the past, but he's also gotten them into quite a few difficulties. He is currently on the hit list of none other than Cleopatra herself for pretending to be the King of Thebes and stealing a precious frieze (containing two large emeralds) from her.

Did You Know?

  • In the myths, Autolycus was the son of Hermes, the grandfather of Odysseus, and he was the one who taught Hercules to wrestle! Our King of Thieves isn't nearly so long lived as that, though there does seem to be some truth to him being a demigod and son of Hermes.
  • In Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale there is a crafty pickpocket named Autolycus. He is famous for referring to himself as "a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles".
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