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General Information
Gender Male
Status Deceased

Killed by persians archery with King Leonidas

Role Official
Marital status Married
Friends Astinos
Enemies Xerxes I
Other Information
Aliases Spartans
Series Information
First seen 300
Portrayer Michael Fassbender

Dienekes was a prominent Spartan figure, recalled in Herodotus' account of the Battle of Thermopylae, and was acclaimed as the bravest of all the three hundred spartans.

Herodotus related the following anecdote about him:

"Although extraordinary valor was displayed by the entire corps of Spartans and Thespians, yet bravest of all was declared the Spartan Dienekes. It is said that on the eve of battle, he was told by a native of Trachis that the Persian archers were so numerous that, their arrows would block out the sun. Dienekes, however, undaunted by this prospect, remarked with a laugh, 'Good. Then we will fight in the shade.'" 

In the film 300, Dienekes is represented in the character of Stelios. In one scene, Stelios recites the famous phrase about fighting in the shade. While this quote indicates that the character of Stelios was meant to represent Dienekes, there is no other similarities between the two, probably due to the limited information that was given about the latter.