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But when Pelops learned that from her, he threw Myrtilus into the sea, called after him the Myrtoan Sea, at Cape Geraestus ; and Myrtilus, as he was being thrown, uttered curses against the house of Pelops.

Myrtilus (Murtilos). Son of Hermes, by Cleobule or Myrto. He was the charioteer of Oenomaus, whose defeat by Pelops in the race was due to his treachery. When he demanded the reward that had been settled, the half of the realm of Oenomaus, Pelops threw him into the sea near Geraestus, in Euboea, and that part of the Aegean was thence called the Myrtoan Sea. He was placed among the stars as the constellation Auriga.


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