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Heroes

Dryas

He was the father of the king of Thrace Lycurgus (Il. 6.130).

(Druas). Father of the Thracian king Lycurgus, who is hence called Dryantides.

Kings

Lycurgus

He was the son of Dryas, who was blinded by the gods as a punishment, because he assailed Dionysus, when the latter passed from the Mt. Nysa and fled for refuge to Thetis. After that, he did not live long (Il. 6.130 etc.).
Apollodorus refers to Lycurgus as well (Apollod. 3,5,1).

Lycurgus, (Lukourgos). A king of Thrace, who, when Bacchus was passing through his country, assailed him so furiously that the god was obliged to take refuge with Thetis. Bacchus avenged himself by driving Lycurgus mad, and the latter thereupon killed his own son Dryas with a blow of an axe, taking him for a vine-branch. The land became, in consequence, sterile; and his subjects, having been informed by an oracle that it would not regain its fertility until the monarch was put to death, bound Lycurgus, and left him on Mount Pangaeus, where he was destroyed by wild horses.

This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Nov 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Place-names according to Homer

Nysa / Nysion

A mountain, where, according to mythology, Dionysus was brought up by the Nymphs (Il. 6.133). At first, it was an imaginary place, but afterwards many mountains and cities of the same name are cited.

The legendary scene of the nurture of Dionysus (Bacchus), who was therefore called Nysaeus, Nysius, Nyseius, Nyseus, Nysigena, etc. Hence the name was applied to several places sacred to that god:
as (1) in India, at the northwest corner of the Punjab, near the confluence of the rivers Cophen and Choaspes.
(2) Nyssa, a city of Caria, on the southern slope of Mount Messogis, famous for its wine.
(3) A city of Cappadocia, near the Halys, the bishopric of St. Gregory of Nyssa.
(4) A town in Aethiopia near Meroe
(5) A village on the slopes of Helicon, in Boeotia.

This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Oct 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


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