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Son of Earth and father of Asterius, king of Anactoria (Miletus).

Anax. A giant, son of Uranus and Gaea, and father of Asterius. The legends of Miletus, which for two generations bore the name of Anactoria, described Anax as king of Anactoria ; but in the reign of his son the town and territory were conquered by the Cretan Miletus, who changed the name Anactoria into Miletus. (Paus. i. 35.5, vii. 2.3.)



Son of Anax, king of Anactoria (Miletus), buried in isle of Asterius, his corpse 10 cubits long.

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Miletus, son of Apollo & Areia

Miletus, (Miletos). The son of Apollo and Aria of Crete, who fled from Minos to Asia, where he built the city of Miletus. Ovid ( Met.ix. 442) calls him a son of Apollo and Deione, and hence Deionides.

Areia, a daughter of Cleochus, by whom Apollo became the father of Miletus. (Apollod. iii. 1.2)



Miletus was founded by Neleus, a Pylian by birth.


Son of Zeus by Europa or Laodamia, Minos' brother, his banishment by Minos and his rule in Lycia, quarrels with Minos and flies from him, flees from Crete to Lycia, becomes king of Lycia, leader of the Lycians at Troy, killed by Patroclus, Sarpedon and Memnon painted by Polygnotus.



Spring near Miletus.


  The daughter of Miletus and Tragasia who lived on Crete. Her brother was called Caunus.
  Byblis fell in love with her brother and was prepared to do anything to get him. She wrote him a long letter, where she declared her love, and gave examples of couples amongst the gods that were brothers and sisters as well.
  Caunus was disgusted and left Crete to get away from his love sick sister. Byblis followed him, though, and stalked him through Caria and Lycia and many other countries.
  When she arrived in Phoenicia her tears had dissolved her, and she turned into a spring. The city where the spring was was named Byblis.

This text is cited Sept 2003 from the In2Greece URL below.


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