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Mythology (7)

Ancient myths

Heracles & Cephisus

Seven stades from Orchomenus is a temple of Heracles with a small image. Here is the source of the river Melas (black ), one of the streams running into the Cephisian Lake. The lake at all times covers the greater part of the Orchomenian territory, but in the winter season, after the south-west wind has generally prevailed, the water spreads over a yet greater extent of the territory.The Thebans declare that the river Cephisus was diverted into the Orchomenian plain by Heracles, and that for a time it passed under the mountain and entered the sea, until Heracles blocked up the chasm through the mountain. Now Homer too knows that the Cephisian Lake was a lake of itself, and not made by Heracles.

Gods & demigods




A grandson of Cephisus is fabled to have been changed by Apollo into this animal


Argunnos, a boy from Beotia, loved by Agamemnon; he was drowned in the river Cephisus



Legendary daughter of Cephisus, altar of the winds erected in her precinct at Delphi


Daughter of Cephisus, mother of Delphus


A fountain-nymph, the mother of Narcissus by Cephisus

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