This article is about the mythological figure. For the ancient Persian dynasty, see Achaemenid empire.
In Greek and Roman mythology, Achaemenides (Ἀχαιμενίδης) was a son of Adamastus of Ithaca, and one of Odysseus' crew. He was marooned on Sicily when Odysseus fled Polyphemus the cyclops, until Aeneas arrived and took him to Italy with his company of refugee Trojans.
His character seems to have been chosen by Virgil treating the Persian name Achaemenes as Greek and extracting a meaning "he who waits with affliction".