King of Thessaly, son of Hellen who was ancestor of the Hellenes, the ancient Greek people.
This text is cited Sept 2003 from the In2Greece URL below.
Lapithes, a son of Apollo and Stilbe, the brother of Centaurus, and husband of Orsinome, the daughter of Eurynomus, by whom he became the father of Phorbas, Triopas, and Periphas. He was regarded as the ancestor of the Lapithae in the mountains of Thessaly. (Hom. Il. xii. 128; Diod. iv. 69, v. 61). They were governed by Peirithous, who being a son of Ixion, was a half-brother of the Centaurs. The latter, therefore, demanded their share in their father's kingdom, and, as their claims were not satisfied, a war arose between the Lapithae and Centaurs, which, however, was terminated by a peace. But when Peirithous married Hippodameia, and invited the Centaurs to the solemnity, a bloody war, stirred by Ares, broke out between the Lapithae and Centaurs, in which the latter were defeated; but the Lapithae were afterwards humbled by Heracles. (Hom. Od. xxi. 295, II. xii. 128, 181; Orph. Argon. 413; Diod. iv. 70; Paus. i. 7. 2, v. 10.8 ; Strab. ix.; Ov. Met. xii. 210, &c.; Horat. Carm. i. 18. 5; Plin. H. N. iv. 8, 15, xxxvi. 5, 4).
This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Oct 2006 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
Daughter of Epimetheus, wife of Deucalion, saved in great flood, makes women out of stones, her children.
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