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Atreidae

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In Greek mythology, the Atreidae, or Atreidai, refer to Agamemnon and Menelaus, sons of Atreus— in English, the Atreides. The term is also used for their children and (less oftenly) for their further descedants.

In the Dune series, Frank Herbert tells the story of Leto, Paul, and Leto II of House Atreides, the enemies of the Harkonnen clan. They claim to trace their ancestry back to the original Atreides of the Trojan war.

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