The Aeolians (Αἰολεῖς) were one of the three ancient Greek tribes. The name comes from the fact that they were considered to be descended from
Aeolus(whose father Hellenwas the mythological patriarchof all Hellenes).
Thessaly, they moved their location when the Dorianswere attacking the Achaeansand then abandoned most of the Mycenaean territories. The Aeolians took over some of the abandoned territory and built few cities on islands near Asia Minor. They began building these cities well after the Mycenaeans were defeated, and gave rise to the Aeolian dialect of the Greek language.
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