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Homeric world (13)

Island

Lesbos

The island is mentioned by Homer (Il. 24.544, Od. 3.169).


Kings

Philomeleides

The name or patronymic of a king of the island of Lesbos (Od. 4.343, 17.134).



Phorbas

He was the father of Diomede and king of Lesvos (Il. 9.665).


Macar (Macareus)

A son of Aeolus and king of Lesbos(Il. 24.544).


Macareus, (Makareus). A son of Aeolus, who committed incest with his sister Canace. Hence Isse, the daughter of Macareus, is called Macareis. After the suicide of Canace, Macareus fled to Delphi, where he became the priest of Apollo. His story is told by Ovid in the Heroides, xi.


Macar or Macareus (Makar or Makareus). A son of Helios and Rhodos, or, according to others, a son of Crinacus, who after the murder of Tenages fled from Rhodes to Lesbos. (Hom. Il. xxiv. 544; Diod. v. 56; Plat. de Leg. viii. p. 838; Arnob. adv. Gent. iv. 24; Hgen, ad Hymn. Hom. p. 203.)


Macar. The founder of Lesbos, was a son of Crineus and a grandson of Zeus. (Diod. v. 81.)




Canace (Kanake), a daughter of Aeolus and Enarete, whence she is called Aeolis (Callim. Hymn. in Cer. 100), who had several children by Poseidon. (Apollod. i. 7.3, &c.) She entertained an unnatural love for her brother Macareus, and on this account was killed by her own father; but according to others, she herself, as well as Macareus, put an end to her life. (Hygin. Fab. 238, 242; Ov. Her. 11.)


Heroines

Diomede

She was the daughter of Phorbas from the island of Lesbos and was captured by Achilles (Il. 9.665).



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