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Gods & demigods

Arce

Arce (Arke), a daughter of Thaumas and sister of Iris, who in the contest of the gods with the Titans sided with the latter. Zeus afterwards punished her for this by throwing her into Tartarus and depriving her of her wings, which were given to Thetis at her marriage with Peleus. Thetis afterwards fixed these wings to the feet of her son Achilles, who was therefore called podarkes. (Ptolem. Hephaest. 6.)

Kings

Deucalion & Pyrrha

Son of Prometheus and Clymene. He was king in Phthia, and married to Pyrrha. He is well known from the "flood od Deucalion".
More information at the ancient city of Cynus , founded by him after the flood.

Actor

Son of Myrmidon, father of Eurytion

Eurytion

Son of Actor, hunts the Calydonian boar, king of Phthia, receives Peleus, purifies him, and gives him his daughter, accidentally killed by Peleus.

Eurytion, (Eurution). A son of Irus and Demonassa, and a grandson of Actor, is mentioned among the Argonauts. (Hygin. Fab. 14; Apollon. Rhod. i. 71.) According to others he was a son of Actor, and he is also called Eurytus. (Apollod. i. 8.2; Tzetz. ad Lycoph. 175.) When Peleus was expelled from his dominions, he fled to Eurytion and married his daughter Antigone; but in shooting at the Calydonian boar, Peleus inadvertently killed his father-in-law. (Apollod. iii. 13. 1. &c.)

Heroes

Irus

Irus (Iros). A son of Actor, and father of Eurydamas and Eurytion. He propitiated Peleus for the murder of his brother; but during the chase of the Calydonian boar, Peleus unintentionally killed Eurytion, the son of Irus. Peleus endeavoured to soothe him by offering him his flocks ; but Irus would not accept them, and at the command of an oracle, Peleus allowed them to run wherever they pleased. A wolf devoured the sheep, but was thereupon changed into a stone, which was shown in later times on the frontier between Locris and Phocis. (Anton. Lib. 38; Tzetz. ad Lycoph. 175; Schol. ad Apollon. Rhod. i. 71.)

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Oct 2006 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Amphictyon

Amphictyon (Amphiktuon), a son of Deucalion and Pyrrha (Apollod. i. 7.2), or according to others an autochthon, who after having married Cranae, the daughter of Cranaus, king of Attica, expelled his father-in-law from his kingdom and usurped his throne. He ruled for twelve years, and was then in turn expelled by Erichthonius (Apollod. iii. 14.5, &c.; Paus. i. 2.5). According to Eustathius (ad Hom.), he was married to Chthonopatra, by whom he had a son, Physcus, the father of Locrus. According to Stephanus Byzantius (s. v. Phuskos), however, Aetolus was a son and Physcus a grandson of Amphictyon. He was believed to have been the first who introduced the custom of mixing wine with water, and to have dedicated two altars to Dionysus Orthos and the nymphs. Dionysius of Halicarnassus (iv. 25), who calls him a son of Hellen, Pausanias (x. 8.1), and others, regard Amphictyon as the founder of the amphictyony of Thermopylae, and in consequence of this belief a sanctuary of Amphictyon was built in the village of Anthela on the Asopus, which was the most ancient place of meeting of this amphictyony (Herod. vii. 200.) But this belief is without any foundation, and arose from the ancients assigning the establishment of their institutions to some mythical hero.

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Oct 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Eurydamas

Eurydamas, (Eurudamas). A son of Irus and Demonassa, was one of the Argonauts. (Hygin. Fab. 14.) Apollonius Rhodius (i. 67; comp. Orph. Arg. 164) calls him a son of Ctimenus.

Laodocus

Laodocus (Laodikos/Laodikos). A son of Apollo and Phthia, a brother of Dorus and Polypoethes, in Curetis, was killed by Aetolus. (Apollod. i. 7.6.)

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