Long before this, however, the two gods had punished Laomedon very severely for breaking his promise.
But Laomedon refused them payment, and incurred their displeasure.
Priam, some answer, paid the penalty of the perjury of his father Laomedon.
Homer (Book v.) speaks of neas's horses as bred from mares which were put to the steeds of Laomedon.
Then it is true that Laomedon hired Apollo and Neptune as his workmen.
Laomedon tried in vain to save her, but the lot was cast, and nothing could avert the appointed sacrifice.
As there was no other way of saving the life of his daughter, Laomedon consented.
I wonder that famous diviner Apollo toiled at so huge a work, and never suspected Laomedon was going to cheat him of his pay.
At last he met Laomedon, took him prisoner, and brought him back to Egypt.
King Anchises stole the blood by putting his mares to them without Laomedon's knowledge, and they bore him six foals.