This name derives from the Ancient Greek “Askánios (Ασκάνιος)”. Ascanius is a legendary king of Alba Longa and is the son of the Trojan hero Aeneas. He is a character in Roman mythology, and has a divine lineage, being the son of Aeneas, who is a son of goddess Venus and the hero Anchises, a relative of the king Priam; thus Ascanius has divine ascendents by both parents, being descendant of god Jupiter, his wife Juno and Dardanus. He is also an ancestor of Romulus, Remus, and the Gens Julia. Together with his father, he is a major character in the Aeneid, and he is depicted as one of the founders of the Roman race.
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