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VOUTADE (Ancient demos) ATHENS

Boutes (Butes) & Chthonia (Butadae or Eteobutadae

Boutes (Butes). Son of the Athenian Pandion and Zeuxippe. A tiller of the soil, and a neat-herd, he was a priest of Athene, the goddess of the stronghold, and of Poseidon Erechthens, and thus ancestor of the priestly caste of the Butadae and Eteobutadae. He shared an altar in the Erechtheum with Poseidon and Hephaestus. The later story represented him as the son of Teleon and Zeuxippe, and as taking part in the expedition of the Argonauts.

This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Nov 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Butes. A son of Teleon and Zeuxippe. Others call his father Pandion or Amycus. He is renowned as an Athenian shepherd, ploughman, warrior, and an Argonaut (Apollod. i. 9.16, 25, iii. 14.8, 15.1). After the death of Pandion, he obtained the office of priest of Athena and the Erechtheian Poseidon. The Attic family of the Butadae or Eteobutadae derived their origin from him, and in the Erechtheum on the Acropolis there was an altar dedicated to Butes, and the walls were decorated with paintings representing scenes from the history of the family of the Butadae (Paus. i. 26.6; Harpocrat., Etym. M., Hesych. s. v.; Orph. Arg. 138; Val. Flacc. i. 394; Hygin. Fab. 14). The Argonaut Butes is also called a son of Poseidon (Eustath. ad Hom. xiii. 43); and it is said, that when the Argonauts passed by the Sirens, Orpheus commenced a song to counteract the influence of the Sirens, but that Butes alone leaped into the sea. Aphrodite, however, saved him, and carried him to Lilybaeum, where she became by him the mother of Eryx (Apollod. i. 9.25; Serv. ad Aen. i. 574, v. 24). Diodorus (iv. 83), on the other hand, regards this Butes as one of the native kings of Sicily.
  There are at least four more mythical persons of this name, respecting whom nothing of interest can be said. (Ov. Met. vii. 500; Diod. v. 59; Virg. Aen. xi. 690, &c., ix. 646. &c.)

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


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