Karanos, king of Macedon

public profile

Karanos, king of Macedon's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Greek, Ancient: Κάρανος
Birthplace: Macedonia (Macedonia, Republic of)
Death: Aegae
Immediate Family:

Son of Phidon
Husband of Lanice ???
Father of Coenus, king of Macedonia

Managed by: Fritz Bekkadal
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About Karanos, king of Macedon

Caranus, King of Aegae was the son of Phidon Heraclid. Caranus, King of Aegae settles at Edessa 818 B.C. at Macedonia. He married Lanice (?). Caranus, King of Aegae was an Argive. "This tradition, doubtless closely knit with the legends (later subjected to much literary elaboration), concerning a movement of Greek tribes from the Peloponnese does not differ substantially from the local Macedonian tradition preserved by Herodotus. The essentials which interest us here are to be found in both, namely that it was believed both in Macedonia and by the Greeks in general that the royal house of Aegae was Greek and traced its descent from the Heracleid Temenids of Argos. In the main, independent of the poetic adornments about an expedition from the south, distribution or conquest of Macedonian territory, assault on Edessa and so on, in which as we shall show later some historical significance can be found, the difference lies in the fact that Caranus instead of Perdiccas, whom Herodotus records, emigrated from Argos and founded the Macedonian dynasty


Carano (808 a. C. -778 a. C.) Rey argéada , fue el verdadero primer rey del Reino Macedonico Estableció su primer reino en Egas (actualmente, Vergina). Ciudad fundada por él. Según el mito griego, Carano era uno de los hijos del rey Ténemo. Témeno, Cresfontes y Aristodemo eran los tres líderes de los dorios que invadieron el Peloponeso. Entonces procedieron a dividir los territorios conquistados entre ellos .Crestofontes ocupó Mesenia ; Aristodemo tomó Laxonia; y finalmente Tenemo tomó Argos. Después de la muerte del rey Témeno, los príncipes discutieron sobre quién debía ser su rey. Uno de ellos, Fedón, derrotó a sus hermanos en batalla y asumió el control como gobernador. Carano entonces decidió encontrar otro reino para él sólo, donde establecer su gobierno.

view all

Karanos, king of Macedon's Timeline