TANAGRA (Ancient city) VIOTIA
The grander of the two versions of the Triton legend relates that the women of Tanagra before the orgies of Dionysus went down to the sea to be purified, were attacked by the Triton as they were swimming, and prayed that Dionysus would come to their aid. The god, it is said, heard their cry and overcame the Triton in the fight. The other version is less grand but more credible. It says that the Triton would waylay and lift all the cattle that were driven to the sea. He used even to attack small vessels, until the people of Tanagra set out for him a bowl of wine. They say that, attracted by the smell, he came at once, drank the wine, flung himself on the shore and slept, and that a man of Tanagra struck him on the neck with an axe and chopped off his head. for this reason the image has no head. And because they caught him drunk, it is supposed that it was Dionysus who killed him.
Poemander, (Poimandros). The father by Tanagra, daughter of Aeolus, of Ephippus and Leucippus. He was the reputed founder of the town of Tanagra, in Boeotia.
Eunostus, (Eunostos). A hero of Tanagra in Boeotia. he was a son of Elinus, and
brought up by the nymph Eunoste. Ochne, the daughter of Colonus, fell in love
with him; but he avoided her, and when she thereupon accused him before her brothers
of improper conduct towards her, they slew him. Afterwards Ochne confessed that
she had falsely accused him, and threw herself down a rock. Eunostus had a sanctuary
at Tanagra in a sacred grove, which no woman was allowed to approach. (Plut. Quaest.
Aethusa (Aithousa), a daughter of Poseidon and Alcyone, who was beloved by Apollo, and bore to him Eleuther. (Apollod. iii. 10.1; Paus. ix. 20 2).
ELEON (Ancient city) VIOTIA
Bacis (Bakis), seems to have been originally only a common noun derived from bazein to speak, and to have signified any prophet or speaker. In later times, however, Bacis was regarded as a proper noun, and the ancients distinguish several seers of this name.
1. The Boeotian, the most celebrated of them, was believed to have lived and given his oracles at Heleon in Boeotia, being inspired by the nymphs of the Corycian cave. His oracles were held in high esteem, and, from the specimens we still possess in Herodotus and Pausanias, we see that, like the Delphic oracles, they were composed in hexameter verse. (Paus. iv. 27.2, ix. 17.4, x. 12.6, 14.3, 32.6; Herod. viii. 20, 77, ix. 43; Aristoph. Pax, 1009 with the Schol., Equit. 123, Av. 907) From these passages it seems evident, that in Boeotia Bacis was regarded as an ancient prophet, of whose oracles there existed a collection made either by himself or by others, similar to the Sibylline books at Rome; and, in fact, Cicero (de Divin. i. 18), Aelian (V.H. xii. 25), Tzetzes (ad Lycoph,. 1278), and other writers, mention this Bacis always as a being of the same class with the Sibyls.
This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Sep 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
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