Mimnermus, a poet from the seventh century BC, claims that Tydeus, one of the Seven, assassinated Ismene. During the siege, Ismene and her lover, Theoclymenus, meet outside the city, according to this narrative. Athena had been informed of their whereabouts, and she arrested Ismene while Theoclymenus fled. The goddess forced Ismene to watch as she killed her husband in battle.
In another version of the story, told by Phylarchus but not found in any other source, Ismene was killed by her father, Agamemnon. According to this account, when news reached him that his daughter was being held captive by Achilles, Agamemnon marched against the Greek camp with the army. When he arrived at the scene, he saw Achilles and Agamemnon fought beside each other until only they were left. At this point, however, Athena came between them and stopped the fight. She then approached Agamemnon and asked him why he had come alone against Achilles' army. When he replied that he had wanted to save his daughter, the goddess said that it was better for him to lose a child than face such danger himself. With that, she transformed Agamemnon into an eagle and sent him flying away from the battlefield.
After these events, Mimnermus wrote a poem in which he mourned the death of Ismene. He also mentioned that Theoclymenus had gone to war against King Priam of Troy.
In the play Antigone, Ismene is one of the few major characters who survives. She is the wife of Creon, king of Thebes, and mother to his heir, Polyneices.
Ismene has two scenes with no other character present. In both scenes, she talks with her husband about their son Polyneices. First, she tries to persuade him to let Polyneices go to war against him so that he can be king too. Then, after Creon refuses, she tells him that she will pray to Zeus to help bring about peace between them and Thebes. Although neither scene is seen, it is known from other events in the play that both conversations take place early on during Creon's reign as king.
Ismene dies when she is killed by an arrow shot by Polyneices while they are fighting each other near Thebes. However, she does not see this happen because she has fallen unconscious before it happens. Her death makes room for Polyneices to become king later that day.
The play was written by Sophocles around 400 B.C. It was first performed before King Kreon of Corinth.
Ismene is upset and advises Antigone not to hate her. She believes they should die together in order to consecrate their dead. Ismene asks Creon if he would actually kill his son's wife, as Creon's son Haemon is supposed to marry Antigone. If so, then Ismene and Antigone should die too.
Creon agrees that this is what should happen and orders his guards to take the two women away.
Antigone decides not to wait for death and kills herself. Ismene follows suit.
He was killed in a combat with Wiglek. Despite her oath to die with him, Hermuthruda married the victor. According to Saxo, Amleth was buried in a plain (or "heath") in Jutland, which is notable for both his name and burial location.
Amleth dies at the age of 110. Although this would make him one of the oldest people who have ever lived, he was never truly old because of how long years felt to him. His body was beyond repair after centuries of battle so they cremated it and had its ashes scattered in the sea.
Even though he died childless, his legacy lives on through his son Villemund. Villemund's mother Hermuthruda died when he was only eight years old so he was raised by his father who taught him to be just like him. When Villemund came of age, he took over his kingdom from his grandfather Wiglek. They were still fighting each other when Wiglek died but the war didn't stop them from being friends. After Wiglek's death, Villemund made sure that Amleth's body was kept intact because he wanted to honor his father.
Villemund was also a great warrior who fought many battles on both land and sea. He married twice but neither wife gave birth to children.
In 515, he fights Grendel and his mother to preserve Hrodgar's realm. Following Hygelac's expedition in 520, he ascended to the throne of the Geats when Heardred was assassinated in 533. The poem claims that Beowulf is murdered by the dragon fifty years later, although few academics are ready to commit to an exact date.
In general, medieval historians believe that life during the early 11th century was difficult for most people, so it's not surprising that the poet wanted to claim that Beowulf died at a time when there was peace between the Geats and the Swedes and there were no wars or conflicts to distract him from his duties as king.
However, modern scholars suspect that this part of the story may have been added by another poet after Beowulf's death. They think that perhaps Beowulf was still alive in 515 but that this poem about his battle with Grendel was written by someone else who was also at Hrothgar's court - maybe even Beowulf himself - to justify his continued rule over the Geats after he had done hercordained duty as king.
The poem ends with a tribute to Beowulf's greatness as a warrior and a leader, saying that no one has ever fought a better fight or achieved anything greater than he did. This suggests that he lived until at least 515, when these lines were written down by someone who knew him well.
During the Hunting of the Wolf, Carcharoth murdered Beren. After Luthien chose death, they returned to Ossiriand and died of old age. Beren had a link to the Dwarves since he commanded an army of Green-Elves that massacred the returning Dwarves from the fall of Doriath. After this defeat, the remaining Elves fled into the wilderness where many were killed by the Wild Men or lost in the woods.
In Mirkwood, Bilbo met a young Elf named Turgon who was taking revenge on the human race for the death of his father at the hands of Thorin Oakenshield. When Bilbo refused Turgon's offer of becoming his servant, the princely Elf ordered him be brought before him so he could kill him too. However, when Turgon looked into Bilbo's eyes he felt no hatred there and allowed him to live. Later that evening, while out walking, Turgon came across Thorin and their companions and told them what had happened. As punishment for killing his father, Turgon was sent away to live with the Elrondings in the west. There he learned magic and became an excellent ruler over his people.
In Rivendell, Frodo and Sam meet up with Gilderoy Lockhart who tells them that Sméagol is still alive and being used as a slave by the Orcs of Moria.
Odysseus' ship is wrecked as punishment, and all of his crew, including Eurylochus, are slaughtered in a Zeus-sent storm. Only Odysseus is alive. He wanders around in agony for two years before being rescued by Nausicaa.