Chalcis (Chalkis), one of the daughters of Asopus and Metope, from whom the town of Chalcis in Euboea was said to have derived its name (Eustath. ad Hom.). According to others, Chalcis was the mother of the Curetes and Corybantes, the former of whom were among the earliest inhabitants of Chalcis. (Schol. Vict. ad Horn. Il. xiv. 291; Strab. x.)
Nymph and Spring of Chalcis, mother by Poseidon of Abas, eponymous of the tribe of Abantes.
Canethus (Kanethos), two mythical personages, one a son of Lycaon, and the second the son of Atlas and father of Canthus in Euboea, from whom a mountain in Euboea near Chalcis derived its name. (Apollod. iii. 8.1; Apollon. Rhod. i. 78; Strab. x.)
Canthus (Kanthos), an Argonaut, is called a son of Canethus and grandson of Abas, or a son of Abas of Euboea. (Apollon. Rhod. i. 78; Orph. Argon. 139; Val. Flacc. i. 453.) He is said to have been killed in Libya by Cephalion or Caphaurus. (Hygin. Fab. 14; Apollon. Rhod. iv. 1495; Val. Flacc. vi. 317, vii. 422.)
Both (Chalkis & Eretria) are said to have been founded by the Athenians before the Trojan War. And after the Trojan War, Aiclus and Cothus, setting out from Athens, settled inhabitants in them, the former in Eretria and the latter in Chalcis.
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