Butes

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In Greek mythology, the name Butes (/ˈbjuːtz/; Βούτης) referred to nine different people.

  • Butes, a Thracian, Boreas' son, who was hostile towards his stepbrother Lycurgus and was driven out of the country by him. He settled in the island of Strongyle (Naxos) with a bunch of men, and proceeded to attack those who sailed past the island. As there were no women on Strongyle to begin with, they would sail here and there to seize some from the land, but were not quite successful. When they landed in Thessaly for that purpose, Butes offended Dionysus by raping Coronis, a Maenad, and was made insane upon her imploration, in which state he threw himself down a well and died. His companions did abduct some women, including Iphimedeia and her daughter Pancratis.[9]
  • Butes, a member of the clan of Amycus, from Bithynia, who, despite being a champion wrestler, was killed by Dares in a boxing match.[11]
  • Butes, a warrior who fought against Thebes with the Seven and was killed by Haemon.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bibliotheca 1. 9. 16
  2. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 14
  3. ^ Argonautica Orphica, 138
  4. ^ Bibliotheca 1. 9. 25
  5. ^ Servius on Aeneid, 1. 574, 5. 24
  6. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 4. 83. 1
  7. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 4. 23. 2
  8. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 4. 2. 1
  9. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 5. 50. 1-5
  10. ^ Bibliotheca 3. 14. 8, 3. 15. 1
  11. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 5. 372 ff
  12. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 9. 648
  13. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 11. 690
  14. ^ Statius, Thebaid, 8. 484
  15. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses, 7. 500
  16. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 4. 70. 3
  17. ^ Ovid, Heroides, 17. 248