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Mythology (13)

Ancient myths


Silenos or Silenus

A wood-deity, his alleged capture in the "garden of Midas" in Macedonia, caught by Midas, brought up at Malea, husband of Nais, father of the centaur Pholus, called Pyrrhichus, stone on which Silenus sat, well given by Silenus, temple of Silenus at Elis, Marsyas called Silenus, elderly Satyrs called Silenuses, Silenuses mortal, graves of Silenuses at Pergamus and in land of Hebrews.

Catastrophes of the place

LAS (Ancient city) GYTHIO

Dioscuri, Lapersae

As for Las, the story goes, the Dioscuri once captured it by siege, and it was from this fact that they got the appellation "Lapersae."

Eponymous founders or settlers


Slain by Achilles or Patroclus.



Teuthras. An Athenian, who was believed to have founded Teuthrania in Laconia. (Paus. iii. 25.3.)


GYTHION (Ancient city) LACONIA

Heracles & Apollo

The people of Cythium say that their city had no human founder, but that Heracles and Apollo, when they were reconciled after their strife for the possession of the tripod, united to found the city.(Perseus Project - Paus. 3.21.8)

Gods & demigods

Nereus Geron

Geron, that is, "the old man;" under this name Nereus was worshipped at Gythium in Laconia. (Paus. i. 23.8; comp. Hes. Theog. 234.)


Apollo Amazonius

Amazonius (Amazonios), a surname of Apollo, under which he was worshipped, and had a temple at Pyrrhichus in Laconia. The name was derived either from the belief that the Amazons had penetrated into Peloponnesus as far as Pyrrhichus, or that they had founded the temple there. (Paus. iii. 25.2)

Artemis Astrateia

Astrateia, a surname of Artemis, under which she had a temple near Pyrrhichus in Laconia, because she was believed to have stopped there the progress of the Amazons. (Paus. iii. 25.2)



Son of Poseidon and a companion of Jason on his voyage to Colchis. He it is who is winning the chariot-race at Pelias' fumeral games. Euphemus sends one dove to see if the passage through the Symplegades was possible (Argon. 2. 561). Euphemus is turned into an euphemistic name of a chthonian god, who lives at the gate of Hades, Taenarum. Euphymus, of the Minyan clan, was the ancestor of Battus, the settler of Libya

Euphemus (Euphemos). Son of Poseidon and Europa, daughter of Tityus, husband of Laonome, the sister of Heracles. His father conferred on him the gift of moving so swiftly over the sea that his feet remained dry. He was originally one of the Minyae of Panopeus in Phocis, but afterwards settled on the promontory of Taenarum in Laconia, and took part in the Calydonian hunt and the expedition of the Argonauts. When the Argonauts came to the lake of Triton, Triton gave Eumolpus a clod of earth, and Medea prophesied that if he threw this into the entrance of the lower world at Taenarum, his descendants of the tenth generation would be masters of Libya. The clod, however, was lost in the island of Thera, and his descendants were compelled to hold possession of this island, from which at length, in the seventeenth generation, Battus came forth and founded Cyrene in Libya.

This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Apr 2003 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

Historic figures


Pyrrhus or Pyrrhichus

Pyrrhus; Afterwards called Neoptolemus, son of Achilles by Deidamia. Pyrrhichus; Said to be Silenus or one of Curetes.

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