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Hippasus. A son of Ceyx, king of Trachis, and the companion of Heracles in the war against Oechalia, was slain by Eurytus. (Apollod. ii. 7.7.)


Ceyx & Alcyone

Ceyx (Keux), lord of Trachis, was connected by friendship with Heracles. He was the father of Hippasus, who fell in battle fighting as the ally of Heracles (Apollod. ii. 7.6, &c.) According to others, Ceyx was a nephew of Heracles, who built for him the town of Trachis. Muller supposes that the marriage of Ceyx and his connexion with Heracles were subjects of ancient poems.

Alcyone. A daughter of Aeolus and Enarete or Aegiale. She was married to Ceyx, and lived so happy with him, that they were presumptuous enough to call each other Zeus and Hera, for which Zeus metamorphosed them into birds, alkuon and keux (Apollod. i. 7.3, &c.; Hygin. Fab. 65). Hyginus relates that Ceyx perished in a shipwreck, that Alcyone for grief threw herself into the sea, and that the gods, out of compassion, changed the two into birds. It was fabled, that during the seven days before, and as many after, the shortest day of the year, while the bird alkuon was breeding, there always prevailed calms at sea. An embellished form of the same story is given by Ovid (Met. xi. 410, &c.; comp. Virg. Georg. i. 399).

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

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